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Volume 41, No. 2 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 

September 6, 2000 

Religion profes- 
sor speaks 
about marching 
for justice 

See guest editorial on page 4 

Multicultural Center 

New resources and programs are 

added to better serve students at 

CLU. Meet some new International 


See stories on page 5 

dominate soccer 

See stories on page 8 

CLU begins 40th year 

Photograph courtesy of Bennett Maelntyrc 

Bennett Maclntyre outside the set of 
"Wheel of Fortune. " 

learn how 
to win at 
the Wheel 

By Alison Robertson 


Senior Bennett Maclntyre, an RA, 
will teach a program tonight at 7:30 p.m. 
in the Mount Clef Lounge called "How to 
Win at the Wheel." 

Maclntyre was the winning contest- 
ant at a taping of the Sony Studios game 
show, "Wheel of Fortune," Thursday, Jul. 
13 and won $10,250 in cash and prizes. 
The episode will air tonight at 7:30 on 

"It was very surreal with all the cam- 
eras," said Maclntyre. "I solved four out 
of six puzzles and made it to the bonus 
round. I didn't solve the puzzle, but would 
have won a 2001 convertible if I had." 

Maclntyre sent in a postcard in the 
summer of 1999 to try to get on the show 
and received a letter in the mail with an 
audition time last May. He auditioned and 
was called three weeks later with a taping 

"I was going to summer school here 
at CLU and had to wake up at 5:30 a.m. to 
get down there on time," said Maclntyre. 

Five episodes of the show are taped 
on one day, said Maclntyre. He said that 
he was in a group sequestered from the 
rest of the contestants so they wouldn't 
talk to each other about the game. 

Because Maclntyre made it to the 
bonus round, he got to have his picture 
taken with Vana White. 

While at CLU, Maclntyre has not 
only won at the_ Wheel, but just about 
everywhere else as well. 

"1 won a trip to Hawaii at the last 
Hawaiian Club Luau and a trip to Vegas 
the last three years at Monte Carlo Night," 
said Maclntyre. 

"My friends at home think I have this 
sixth sense and just always win," said 

Maclntyre said he remembers watch- 
Please see WHEEL, Page 3 

The 40th academic year 
at CLU is kicked off with 
last Wednesday's 
Academic Convocation 

By Alison Robertson 


New students were welcomed and 
returning students honored for their aca- 
demic accomplishments at California 
Lutheran University's 40th year 
Academic Convocation. The ceremony 
took place at 10 a.m.. Wed, Aug. 30, in 
Samuelson Chapel. 

Freshmen students walked through 
an archway of CLU professors dressed in 
ceremonial attire as they clapped and wel- 
comed the incoming students. 

Rev. Melissa Maxwell-Doherty 
opened in prayer followed by President 
Luther Luedtke who welcomed new and 
transfer students to the CLU community. 
President Luedtke followed his welcome 
by acknowledging the academic achieve- 
ments of the returning students. 

"[This year is] promising to be a 
remarkable year," said Luedtke. "The 
world needs every bit of creativity, com- 
passion and leadership which you will 
feel here at CLU." 

Photograph by Alison Robertson 

Professors get ready to line up, applaud and welcome the class of 2004. 

Provost and Dean of Faculty, Pamela 
Jolicoeur, announced faculty promotions 
and elections to tenure. Paul Gathercoal, 
School of Education; Chang-Shyh Peng, 
Computer Science; Leanne Neilson, 

Psychology and Reinhard Teichmann, 
Spanish were elected tenure. 

The Dean's Honor List for the Spring 

Please see NEW YEAR, Page 3 

Alcohol policy rules change 

New disciplinary actions 
are created in order to 
reduce alcohol violations 
on campus 

By Carrie Rempfer 


CLU revised the disciplinary 
actions of violations to the drinking and 
drug policy over the past summer. 

"An alcohol and drug task force was 
called in by President Luedtke," 
Associate Dean of Student Life Michael 
Fuller said. 

A task force was created to discuss 
and review the alcohol and drug policy. 
Members of the force included Fuller, 
Director of Health and Counseling 
Services Beverly Kemmerling, Dean of 
Students and Vice President of Student 
Affairs William Rosser and student lead- 
ers Nancy Parker, Nina Rea and Michael 

The task force duties included 
researching and contacting other univer- 
sities with similar disciplinary actions for 

underage alcohol. 

"Sending a letter home to the stu- 
dent's parents will not make a difference 
because most parents know their child 
drinks," junior Ann Monville said. 

Although some might think sending 
a letter home to parents notifying them 
of their student's alcohol violation is a 
waste of time the researched universities 
reported a significant decrease in alcohol 

"The cases will be handled case by 
case. The violations will be decided on 
the severity of the situation. Returning 
students do not start with a clean slate 
with the revised policy because college 
is an ongoing process and starting the 
student all over would imply that last 
year violations never happened," said 

As the CLU Alcohol and Other 
Drug Task Force Synopsis stated, 
"California Lutheran University is not 
adamantly opposed to the consumption 
of alcohol, but believe that it should not 
be present on campus because it does not 
promote our principles. Alcohol . . . does 
not contribute positively to a learning 

Alcohol policy 

First violation 

Violating student will receive a 
warning and have to attend an alco- 
hol education program. 

Second violation 

The student will be put on residence 
hall probation and parents of viola- 
tors under age 21 will be notified. 

Third violation 

The violating student is suspended 
from the residence hall, is put on 
university probation and parents of 
violators under age 21 are notified. 

Fourth violation 

The last violation will conclude with 
suspension from CLU. 

August 30, 2000 

The Echo 2 

this week at clu 


September 6 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9 p.m. 


September 7 

Involvement Fair 
Kingsmen Park 
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Jesus is Freedom 
Kingsmen Park 
7 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10 p.m-12:30 a.m. 


September 8 

Senior Social 

Cosmic Bowling 

Harley's Bowl in Camarillo 

9 - 11 p.m. 


September 9 

Make a Difference Day 

10 a.m. 


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Photograph by Carrie Rempfer 

CLU students enojoying the sun at Zuma Beach 
Saturday Sept. 2. 

CLU Catholic 

The first CLU Catholic Mass of 
the '00-'01 school year will be 
clelebrated at 7:30 p.m. On 
Sunday, Sept 10, in the 
chapel. All other Masses will 
be at 7:30 p.m. on the first 
Sunday of each month. 

For more information 

contact Christine Shehorn, 





To enhance communicatiori between CLU stu- 
dents and professors, faculty have instituted an 
ombudspcrson program. These faculty members 
mediate between students and professors and 
hear their concerns related to the classroom. 
Students can contact these professors for their 

Penny Cefola x3355 
Dru Pagliassotti x3374 
Eva Ramirez x3349 
Russel Stockard x3365 
Ron Teichmann x3378 

"Trecking through the Holy Lands of Israel, 
Jordan and Greece" 

Interim Travel Study group will have its first meeting on Monday, 

September 11, 10:00a.m. - 10:50 a.m., Science #103. All who are 

signed up for the class or who are interested should attend. 

-Dr. William Bilodeau x3264 

Come to the first 

Democratic Club 

Meeting ! 

We have a lot of exciting opportuni- 
ties already planned for this year. If 
you want to get involved with politics 
this is a great place to start. Our first 
meeting will be held in Dr. Steepee's 
office on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.. 

Everyone is welcome. 

Any questions just call Beth Monpez 
at (805) 241-2205 


You will be trying out based 

on ability to learn correct 

and safe means of stunting. 

You WILL NOT be 

REQUIRED to cheer at 

games, though you may if 

you choose to do so. 

Time commitment and uni- 
form information available at 
the meeting! 

If you have any other ques- 
tions, you may call Laura at 

The Echo 

September 6, 2000 

Students rock out at dance 

Student Activities' Back to 
School Dance had large 

By Carrie Rempfer 


The black lights, balloons, glow 
sticks and necklaces brought an exciting 
atmosphere to the back to school dance 
Friday, Sept. 1. The dance took place in 
the Pavilion from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

"I like that it [was] outside," said 
Freshman Kesse Blundell. 

To organize this event Student 
Activities worked almost all summer, 
which included hiring a DJ and coming up 
with decoration ideas for the dance. 

To break the ice for many new stu- 
dents at CLU the DJ led 10 students in a 
game. The game began with 10 chairs. The 
students sat facing into the crowd. The 
point of the game was for the 10 students 
to run into the crowd and get objects such 
as pagers, shoes or gum. Every time they 
ran out into the crowd the DJ would pull a 

few chairs away. 

Finally it was down to two students, 
one was a freshman and the other a soph- 
omore. While the crowd was yelling, 
"Don't let the freshman win," the two stu- 
dents had to run into the Student Union 
Building where they had to retrieve a toi- 
let seat cover and run back to the chair. 

It nearly looked as though it was 
going to be a tie when the freshman 
reached the chair first. The winner of the 
game had the privilege of wearing a som- 
brero and leading everyone in a conga 

"The point of the dance is to let peo- 
ple get to know each other and to show 
what CLU is all about," said Junior 
Chrystal Garland. 

Around two hundred students were 
at the dance. From freshman to seniors, 
everyone was having a good time. Even a 
former student that had graduated in 
Spring of 2000 came back to visit and 


"I came back to visit and this dance 
is a fun way to see the many new young 
ladies at CLU," said Brandy Savage 

Photograph by Alison Robertson 

CLU students dance under the black lights at the Back to School Dance. 

CLU students have a 
blast at the beach 

By Carrie Rempfer 


Photograph by Carrie Rempfer 

CLU students play soccer with a volleyball at Sandblast. 

CLU students started the year out right 
Saturday, Sept. 2, sunbathing at Zuma Beach for 

"I havent been to the beach in Southern 
California before. It's really cool down here," said 
freshman Brendan Kinion. 

Several students began the day out by playing a 
game of soccer while others relaxed in the sun lis- 
tening to music. Many students brought beach balls, 
frisbees and other fun activites for the beach. 

"It's a beautiful beach. It is very clean," said 
freshman Christie Casad. 

Around 70 students went to the event. Lunch 
was provided and a bus ride to the beach and back 

was also provided. 

According to Robbie Larson, coordinator of stu- 
dent programs, 150 signed up for lunch and 90 peo- 
ple signed up for the buses. However, only one of 
two buses was needed to transport students without 
alternative transportation to the beach. 

The students that did go to the beach took 
advantage of the sunny California September day. It 
was warm but there was a cool breeze, which made 
it a perfect day for volleyball, soccer or even swim- 
ming in the ocean. 

"I came today to see the beach. I'd like to do 
this all week," said freshman Annika Ludewig. 

Mostly freshman went on this excursion, but 
there were some sophomores and seniors spotted 
relaxing in the sand visiting with new and old 

ASCLU awards cultural grant 

By Josie Huerta 


ASCLU passed a bill to grant 
Multicultural and International 
Programs $500 to enhance their book 
and video library. 

"We purchased about seven new 
videos and 20 books by multicultural 
authors," said Juanita Pryor, director 
of Multicultural and International 

This is the first time in the three 

years of the program's existence that 
ASCLU grants money to their library. 

"Last year we had a large surplus 
so senate sent out a letter to adminis- 
trators and faculty asking if there was 
anything they needed. Senate 
reviewed all request and decided to 
write a bill for multicultural and it 
passed," said ASCLU controller 
Burke Wallace. 

Multicultural program needed 
the money to enlarge the selection 
availability. Their goal is to lend stu- 

dents and faculty the most variety of 
the best popular multicultural books 
and videos. 

"The $500 amount given says a 
lot of [the] elective student body. 
They helped us enhance the multicul- 
tural community and availability to 
all of CLU's students," said Pryor. 

ASCLU granted the money to 
help the students. 

Books and videos are available 
for all students to check out, without 
a fee. 

Wheel: Student wins 
big on game show 

■ Continued from Page 1 

ing the "Wheel of Fortune" with his family when he was 

a kid. 

"Everyone else would always solve the puzzles 
before me and I told them that one day I'd be on the show 
and win," said Maclntyre. "So it's kind of cool that I actu- 


New year: Outstanding students honored 

■ Continued from Page 1 

2000 semester was recognized and 
asked to stand to be applauded. Over 
300 students were on the list for hav- 
ing grade point averages of 3.5 or 

Freshmen Presidential Scholars 
and students receiving various schol- 
arships were also recognized and 

Associate Professor of the 

Communications Department, 

Sharon Docter, was chosen to be the 
speaker for this year's convocation. 
Dr. Docter spoke about the "endless 
exploration" students go through in 

"Today marks the beginning of 
exploration for all of us," Docter 
said. "Now is the time to dream big 
dreams and take risks." 

Docter spoke about how college 

is the time people establish their 
identity. As a faculty mentor, she had 
her students write a paper about their 
First semester at CLU. 

"Don't be afraid of change, 
because if you are, you will never 
grow," said one student in his reflec- 

The convocation closed with the 
Alma Mater and Benediction by Rev. 
Scott Maxwell-Doherty. 

Page 3: 

Last week's edition of The Echo gave the wrong 
name for the designer of the Gumby statue out- 
side the library. The designer is Sir Bernardus 
Weber, CLU faculty emeritus. The Echo deeply 
apologizes for the mistake. 

Page 4: 

The director of the Career Center is 
Cindy Lewis. 

September 6. 2000 


The Echo 4 

New policy 
sends CLU 
to AA 


Discipline for CLU's Alcohol 
policy was altered over the sum- 
mer, taking considerations of the 
Alcohol and Other Drugs Task 
Force into account. 

The policy has, for the most 
part, stayed the same. 
Consequences for violations, how- 
ever, have become stricter. For 
example, a letter is sent home to the 
parents of all students under 21 
who are caught drinking on campus 
on the second violation and stu- 
dents are suspended from the uni- 
versity after the fourth violation. 

It's unclear if the changes in pol- 
icy will actually help to decrease 
drinking on campus. Evidence 
from other universities suggests 
that they will. 

The task force that made sug- 
gestions for the to be revised 
researched other universities 
around the nation to see how they 
each enforce their alcohol policies. 
Many schools have letter home 
policies and have seen substantial 
decrease in the number of alcohol 
violations on campus. 

Sending a letter home is not 
going to keep students from drink- 
ing because this is college and peo- 
ple drink. The change in rules 
could, though, persuade students to 
drink safer and quieter. 

A great number of students are 
upset with CLU's alcohol policy 
and believe that the university 
should just give up and let students 
drink on campus. 

As a learning institution, CLU's 
cannot and should not do that. 
People are supposed to be here to 
learn, not party. Most students 
think they can do both, and many 
are right. 

One can balance drinking and 
learning if they do so responsibly 
and by the rules. 

Marching for justice 



On Thursday, Aug. 17, over 3,000 peo- 
ple marched peacefully from the Los 
Angeles Garment District to Staples Center 
as part of the protests during the Democratic 

We marched to protest sweatshops and 
to call for living wages, immigrant rights and 
global ecomonic justice. I participated as part 
of the faith-based contigent. 

I chair the Sweatshop Action Committee 
of the Mobilization of the Human Family: A 
Progressive Christian Organization, one of 
the co-sponsored of the march along with the 
Southern California Fair Trade Network, 
United Students Against Sweatshops and 
many other groups. We are moved by the call 
for justice for the poor and oppressed in 
scripture to act in solidarity with those seek- 
ing to stop sweatshops, here and abroad. 

Los Angeles is "the sweatshop capital of 
the United States," according to Edna 
Bonarich and Richard Appelbaum, two 
authors of a recent University of California 
Press book, "Behind the Label." More peo- 
ple are employed in the apparel industry here 
(about 140,000) than anywhere else in the 
nation, including New York City. Their 
research shows that the average garment 
worker in Los Angeles makes about $7,200 a 
year, even though the industry generates bil- 
lions of dollars in revenue every year. 

Some workers participated in the 
protest — a few as speakers, some as moni- 
tors, many as marchers. As we moved from 
8th and Santee in the center of the Garment 
District, other workers leaned out the win- 
dows of the buildings where they work, wav- 
ing garments and flags in support. Crowds of 
people on the sidewalks reached for our 

leaflets, a few joined us. 

The workers, mostly immigrants — both 

Photograph courtesy of Pamela Brubaker 

Garment District, Los Angeles— The March Against Sweatshops protest also 
honored the memories of immigrants who died crossing the border. 

Photograph courtesy of Pamela Brubaker 

Professor Brubaker and Mo Menon from Occidental 
College stand in line during the United Students 
Against Sweatshops protest. 

documented and undocumented — and 
women, suffer from unjust wages and work- 
ing conditions. Many are not paid the mini- 
mum wage and work long hours without 
overtime, in unsafe conditions. This is a vio- 
lation of their human rights. 

Contractors, who employ most of the 
workers, are squeezed by the retailers to 
lower their costs so [the retailers] can raise 
their profit margin. Retailers then claim they 
are not responsible for sweatshops, since 
they do not directly employ workers. 

The anti-sweatshop movement believes 
that retailer accountability for wages and 
working conditions is key to stopping sweat- 
shop abuses. Many retailers design the gar- 
ments and buy the fabric which they own 
throughout the sewing process. They set the 
amount they will pay contractors, who are 
not as powerful as retailers. 
Thus they are the ones ulti- 
mately responsible for wages 
and working conditions. 

Last year California 
passed AB 633 — the strongest 
anti-sweatshop law in the 
United States — which pro- 
vides that manufacturers and 
retailers must pay workers 
minimum wage and overtime 
compensation when contrac- 
tors they use fail to. Some 
retailers are now asking to be 
exempt from this law. We 
marched to demand that Gov. 
Davis uphold the law and not 
give exemptions to corpora- 
tions who want to evade their 
legal — and moral — responsi- 

Garment workers in Los 
Angeles and around the globe 

are sweating for the same corporations. 
Codes of Conduct are one way to hold man- 
ufacturers and retailers accountable to end 
sweatshop abuses of the contractors they use. 
A just code must have a provision for a liv- 
ing wage and respect for worker rights. 

The Code developed by President 
Clinton's Fair Labor Association (FLA) does 
not do this. FLA is not fair to labor as it is 
dominated by corporations who profit from 
sweatshop labor. 

We marched in support of the Workers 
Rights Consortium (WRC), created by stu- 
dents, labor and human rights activists. We 
called on the Democratic Party — historically 
the party of working people — to support the 

Candidates in both parties like to quote 
scripture. But they seem to overlook the 
insistent call for justice for the poor and 
oppressed which runs throughout scripture. 

The ancient Hewbrew prophets warned 
nations not to "trample on the heads of the 
poor and deny justice to the oppressed." (Jer. 
2:7) Jesus, Gov. Bush's "favorite philoso- 
pher," tells us that we cannot serve both God 
and mammon — wealth. (Mt. 6:24) But 
whose interests are both parties serving — in 
reality, if not rhetoric? 

The prophet Amos tells us that the serv- 
ice God wants is not feasts and solemn 
assemblies — what one of my students in 
Religion 100 called "hoopla." What God 
wants is for justice to flow like water and 
righteousness an ever flowing stream. The 
Psalmist calls us to end the oppression of the 
needy, to provide them a home and to lead all 
to prosperity and restoration of human digni- 
ty. (Ps. 10:15-18; 68:5-10) 

Professor Pamela Brubaker teaches reli- 
gion at California Lutheran University. 



Alison Robertson 

Carrie Rerapfer 

Laura Nechanicky 

Brooke Peterson 


Josie Huerta 

Christina MacDonald 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

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itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opin- 
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September 6, 2000 


The Echo 5 

Exploring Cultural Diversity 

Seven Saturdays of Culture Adventures 



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Photograph by Alison Robertson 

Photograph by Alison Robertson International Students will visit well known 

Multicultural Book 
and Video Library 

The following resources are available to all CLU communi- 
ty. The Multicultural library is located in the Multicultural 
Office in the SUB. 

Pantages Theater. 

September 23 

Universal City Walk & Ballet Folklorico 
at the Universal Amphitheatre 

October 14 


October 28 

African-American History Museum 
& USC Football game vs. Cal 

Southern California sites this year. 

January 27 

Museum of Tolerance & Santa Monica Pier 

March 10 

Santa Barbara & Solvang 

April 10 

The Lion King at the Pantages Theatre. 

November 18 

Olivera Street, China Town &Little Tokyo 

Contact the Multicultural office for 
more information, 493-3951. 

Fiction and Non- 
Fiction Authors: 

Julia Alvarez 

Rudolfo Anaya 

Maya Angelou 

James Baldwin 

Standing Bear 

Denise Chong 

Sandra Cisneros 

Mary Crow Dog 

Laura Esquivel 

Bette Greene 

Chang-Rae Lee 

Gabriel Garcia 


Toni Morrison 

Walter Mosley 

Amy Tan 

Jeanne Wakatsuki 

Alice Walker 

Richard Wright 


The Joy Luck Club 

My Family 

Schindler's List 

The Color Purple 


American History X 

The Tuskgee Airman 

Like Water for 


Malcolm X 


Shall We Dance? 


A Walk in the Clouds 

The Secret Life of 


Double Happiness 
Smoke Signals 

Several library items are currently missing from the library. 
If you have them, please return them. 

One's shy and one's anything but 

Approximately 30 to 40 new International students joined CLU this year. Each has his/her 
unique personality and plans for their time in the United States 

Story and Photos by 
Carrie Rempfer 

Thomas Hillestad 

Linda Hylten 

Stavamger, Norway is the home of 
CLU's sophomore Thomas Hillestad, 
who at first planned to terminate his 
education after high school. Until his 
mother's friend advised him it would 
be wise to continue his education so he 
could get a well-paying job. 

Hillestad heard about CLU through 

Thomas Hillestad, internation- 
al student from Stavamger. 

his mother's friend's sister-in-law, an 
alumna. He did some research and real- 
ized that CLU seemed to be a good 
school for him. 

"I like it here. Americans are much 
friendlier than Norwegians," said 
Hillestad . 

Hillestad will attend CLU for three 
years as a Marketing Communications 
major. He currently has 16 units. 

Since his arrival two weeks ago, 
Hillestad has been to Borderline Dance 

"American's dance different than 
Norway. Out here they dance more sex- 
ually," said Hillestad. 

During Thanksgiving and 
Christmas he would like to stay out 
here if he finds someone he could stay 
with, and visit San Francisco and 
California beaches. 

Upon graduating, Hillestad is not 
sure if he will be staying in the states or 
returning to Norway. He is considering 
remaining here after graduation for one 
year to work. 

Her mother said England. Her 
brother said Australia. She said the 
United States. 

Linda Hylten, a sophomore from 
Sweden, had 30 different private 
schools to choose from in the United 
States. She chose CLU over a school 
outside Chicago and one in Oregon. 

"I had a huge plan before coming 
out here, but now I'm confused and I'm 
not really sure what I want to do," said 

She has been here for three weeks 
and has visited friends in Wisconsin 
and family in Canada. 

During Christmas she is going to 
go home to Sweden. She will stay in 
the states part of the summer and work 
as a bartender. The rest of her summer 
she would like to spend back in 

This semester she is currently tak- 
ing 17 units including a dance and 
beginning acting class. 

She would like to stay for all four 
years here, but she hasn't decided. 

"If I like it here I will stay," said 

Hylten made the decision not to 
get an on campus job to give her full 
attention to her studies. 

While at CLU, she looks forward 
to experiencing "typical LA sites." 

Linda Hylten, international 
student from Sweden. 

September 6, 2000 

The Echo 6 

Artist's work intrigues students 

Late artist and college pro- 
fessor's work on display in 
Kwan Fong Gallery in 
Humanities building 

By Christina MacDonald 


If you have passed through the 
Humanities building on your way to class 

Photograph by Alison Robertson 

Cabral's "The Next Act," an oil painting. 

and noticed the odd yet unique paintings 
then you have just experienced the work of 
Flavio Cabral. 

Cabral passed away in 1990, however, 
his wife Louise loaned CLU some of his 
artistic endeavors. 

The pieces exhibited in the Kwan 
Fong gallery are oil paintings and draw- 
ings. Most of the works were completed at 
his self-designed Spanish colonial home 
that overlooks Lake Malibu. The paint- 
ings are vibrant and they focus directly on 
the human figure. 

"I find the paintings 
incredibly odd but they make 
me question where the artist 
got his sense of observation," 
senior Melissa Chester said. 

Cabral uses real people 
as an inspiration for his work 
and he makes his audience 
question their place in socie- 

The exhibit runs from 
Aug. 30 through Sept. 21. 

There are over 20 pieces 
of art exhibited in the 
Humanities building and 
many students have definite- 
ly scrutinized them. 

Cabral himself was quite 
familiar with students, as he 
taught painting and art histo- 



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Approximately 20 of Flavio Cabral's work is currently on display in the Kwan 
Fong Gallery in the Humanities building. The painting on the left is an oil 
painting Cabral named "Paz de Reaux. " 

ry for 30 years at Los Angeles Valley 
College in Van Nuys. 

Cabral motivated his students to make 
observations about society when viewing 
art. Cabral takes in the human figure and 
he displays this in the lines and curvatures 

of his works. 

"At first sight it might make the 
observer uncomfortable because of the 
odd shape, but after a while it becomes 
graceful and unique," senior Claire Horn 

Concerts are a 
summer passtime 

Students spent their free 
time this summer attend- 
ing a variety of concerts 

By Christina MacDonald 


To attain the most out of their summer 
students attended a variety of concerts and 
came back to school with a much greater 
appreciation for music. The KROQ 
Weenie Roast, Tattoo the Earth and the 
Dave Matthew's Band concert proved to 
be quite an experience for some students. 

The Weenie Roast, which took place 
on Jun. 1 7, was an all day festival of music 
and fun for seniors Beth Toscan and 
Kristin Eriksson. 

"The Weenie Roast was 12 hours of 
pure energy and the bands kept it going the 
whole time," said Toscan. 

The concert featured alternative 
artists such as Incubus, Korn, Creed, No 
Doubt and the Stone Temple Pilots. It was 
held at the Edison Field in Anaheim, Calif. 
The day offered continuos music, food and 

"The Stone Temple Pilots were defi- 
nitely the best. The concert was a lot of 
fun but at the same time tiring," said 

For hard rock fanatics Tattoo the 
Earth was a popular choice. This all day 
concert occurred on Aug. 12 and featured 
bands such as Sepultura, Slayer and Seven 
Dust. The concert was at the Orange 
Pavilion in San Bernardino, Calif. It 

offered the crowd a main stage and a side 

"Although it was very hot and water 
cost $2 a glass it was worth it just to see 
the bands," said junior Nick Cappelleti. 

Tattoo the Earth also offered tattoo 
artists, moshpits and bonfires for all of 
those that attended. 

A final event students attended was 
the Dave Matthew's Band concert. The 
Dave Matthew's Band concert took place 
on Jul. 29 at the Blockbuster Pavilion, in 
Devore, Calif. The seating was mostly on 
the grass but there was available stadium 

"The atmosphere of the concert was 
mellow and relaxed. It was the perfect 
environment," said senior Beth Toscan. 

The concert started at 7 p.m. with an 
opening band and ended at 11p.m.. Dave 
Matthew's thanked the audience after 
every song and reminded them not to eat 

Senior Jeanine Fleur had an enjoyable 
experience because it was her first concert. 

"I was surprised to see that such a 
wide variety of age groups attended this 
concert. I guess anyone can appreciate his 
music," said Fleur. 

Senior Claire Horn also attended the 
concert, however, she saw it at the Gorge 
in George, Wash. The gorge is a camp- 
ground that is two hours out of Seattle, 
Wash. The audience camps out for a night 
while listening to the sounds of their 
favorite bands. 

"The audience was very mellow and 
happy. No one ever sits down because they 
are so busy dancing," said Horn. 

7 The Echo 

September 6, 2000 


The Cell: Stick 
with Puffy, 

By Ryan McElhinney 


Welcome back to good old CLU 
ladies and gentlemen. I hope everyone 
had a good summer. Now that you have 
something worth reading again, let's start 
the year off right with a good movie. 

If "The Lawnmower Man" and 
'Total Recall" had a child together, it 
might be a little like this movie. The 
finest performance in 'The Cell" comes 
from an actor whom you all should know 
well: Vincent D'Onofrio delivers quite 
well as Carl Stargher, the comatose 
antagonist of the film. D'Onofrio's role is 
vaguely similar to his part as Private 
Gomer Pyle in "Full Metal Jacket." He 
portrays a lunatic; it almost too well as 
Stargher's character is disturbing to view- 
ers in much the same way as Private Pyle 

Speaking of our good friend Mr. 

Stanley Kubrick, I would venture to say 
that in his debut, 'The Cell's" director 
Tarsem Singh took a few lessons from the 
master; however, his attempts at Kubrick- 
ness, while valiant, fall short of Kubrick 

The dream-like visuals are stunning 
to say the least. They maintain a surreal 
appearance without becoming cartoon- 
ish, and were part of the reason that the 
film was so entertaining. Singh and the 
rest of the crew did a good job preventing 
this movie from becoming a Sci-Fi cliche. 
The film is apparently set in modern 
times, but incorporates "futuristic" ele- 
ments in an easily digestible way. 

The plot is interesting, although 
somewhat unoriginal (the reader will note 
"Lawnmower Man.") 

The scene transitions are awkward 
and lack fluidity. Characters are intro- 
duced with no real background informa- 
tion, leaving viewers with no basis with 
which to form an opinion about the nature 
of that character, whether good or bad. 
With the exception of Vincent D'Onofrio, 
the rest of the actors do little more than 
fill space and further the plot. 

Jennifer Lopez should stick to what- 
ever it is she does when she's not stinking 
up the movie screen. Lopez plays a prodi- 


A band for all! music lovers 

By Christina MacDonald 


A compact disc titled, "When 
Incubus Attacks, Vol. 1" was newly 
released on Aug. 22. It will entice all 
alternative rock listeners. 

This limited edition contains seven 
songs that Incubus compiled from their 
past CDs entitled, "Make Yourself and 
"S.C.I.E.N.C.E." as well as two unre- 
leased songs. 

"The album shows their diversity by 
which they can play more melodic music 
other than just hard rock," Senior Travis 
Freeman said. 

This compact disc has live versions 
of "Favorite Things" and "Pardon Me" 
which are two songs that most Incubus 
lovers are quite familiar with. It also fea- 
tures "Crowded Elevator" which is cur- 
rently on the "Scream 3" soundtrack. 

For those of you that are unfamiliar 
with Incubus they are a small band with 
five members that come from Calabasas, 
Calif. They grew up together playing 
music and made it big by coming out 
with hot albums and playing at the 
Ozzfest and the KROQ Weenie Roast 
over this past summer. 

The band members include: vocalist 
and percussionist, Brandon Boyd, 
drummer, Jose Pasillas, guitarist, Mike 
Einziger and bassist, Alex Katunich. 
Their first CD "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." conveys 
the heavy grooves and energetic music 
that Incubus started out playing. Their 
most popular CD "Make Yourself is 
currently at platinum sales status and the 
mood of it is much more serene and 


"I went to an Incubus concert last 
year where they played a great deal of 
songs from 'Make Yourself.' The atmos- 
phere of the concert changed when these 
songs were played, everyone got a little 
more mellow," senior Beth Toscan said. 

The band has a fascination with sci- 
ence and space and it is clearly conveyed 
in their albums. Their music is at times 
hard and fast and at other times slow and 

"Incubus is a band that everyone 
should listen to no matter what their 
musical preference is. They have a 
unique sound and employ it in every one 
of their albums," said Toscan. 






gal psychologist specializing in a new 
method of dealing with comatose 
patients. She is SUPPOSED to be an 
extraordinarily loving, caring woman 
who heals the deep-seeded wounds of her 
patients. If you ask me, Ms. Lopez scores 
about a negative five on the empathy 
scale. Her character is weak to begin 
with, but her acting makes it even worse. 

I don't even know what to say about 
Vince Vaughn: He is one of the best 
young actors in movies right now, and he 
is the cinematic equivalent of a bump on 
a log in 'The Cell." Again, there is no 
character development what-so-ever, and 
consequently no character worth men- 

"The Cell" really saves itself from a 
partially plagiarized idea, with bad acting 
a good storyline, and great special effects. 


I give "The Cell" 3 out of 5 
Kubricks. Close, but no cigar. Go 
see this movie. 


Go rent "The Lawnmower 
Man" and see where a few of the 
ideas from "The Cell" originated. 


Guess who's an R.A. this 
year? The answer will surprise 
any of you who don't know about 
the latest defector to the Dark the Good Side. Next 
week I promise I'll have a better 
trivia question for you guys-one 
you can't find the answer to on the 


September 6, 2000 


The Echo 8 

Womens' team victorious 

By Shelby Russell 


Dominating the opposition, CLU's 
women soccer team stepped up to the 
challenge of continuing the legacy left by 
last year's soccer season. Beating Bethel 
College 2-0, at home on Friday, 
September 1, the Regals showed an 
impressive array of promising talent. 

Continually controlling play, CLU 
amassed a total of 31 shots on goal, while 
only allowing Bethel two shots. The 
team's focus this season is speed and 
accuracy, which enabled them to exploit 
superior footwork and passing over Bethel 

"Instead of kicking the ball down the 
field over and over we want to work our 
way around the players, focusing on quick 
passing and quick touches," said sopho- 
more forward Bonnie Bornhauser. 

Bornhauser scored the game's 
second goal and played her first collegiate 
game on Friday. She was sidelined all of 
last season with torn ankle ligaments. 

Friday's victory is even more sub- 
stantial when considered that the team has 
only been practicing for a week. As is 
always the case, the dynamics of the team 
are affected by the loss of last year's sen- 
ior players and the addition of this year's 
freshmen. Still getting to know one anoth- 
er on and off the field, practices have been 
as much about getting acquainted with 
each others style of play, as they have 
been preparing for the season. 

"I think we are going to have a very 
good team and we can definitely give any- 
body a good game. We have a little work 

to do. We have six freshmen. We have 
an exceptional team, but we also have 
some youngins'. The freshmen talent 
is really good but they need some 
experience. I think we'll see some of 
them shine this season," said senior 
midfielder Betsy Fisch. 

Fisch scored the game's first goal 
with a twenty-yard shot outside of the 

Displaying some of that freshmen 
talent was goalie Pam Clark, who 
played for all but the last five minutes 
of Friday's game. 

"Everyone on this team helps out, 
they push you along and make sure 
you finish. Everyone is really support- 
ive. The team works very well togeth- 
er. I'm very excited, have high expec- 
tations, and can't wait to be a part of a 
great winning season," said Clark. 

Friday's game was unique in that 
it was one of the first times that this 
year's team engaged in full field play. 
In an effort to keep the women's team 
healthy and not unduly stressed their 
play is limited to half the field during 
practice. By limiting play area the 
hope is that minor injuries and joint 
soreness will be kept to a minimum. 
This results in the team still learning 
how to play whole field during game 

On Friday, CLU's women team 
possessed a slight advantage. The 
Bethel Royals, from Minnesota, are not 
as acclimated to the Southern 
California afternoon heat of Friday's 

The Echo Archives 

Junior Regal Holly Martin slide tackles fighting to take possession of the ball against 
two opponents. 

Kingsmen dominate Bethel 

By Shelby Russell 


Controlling play most of the game, 
CLU's men soccer team took the lead 

The Echo Archives 

CLU Kingsmen celebrate another victory on their home 

early in the game on Friday, Sept. 1, beat- 
ing the Bethel Royals 5-2. 

The Kingsmen only started practic- 
ing on Saturday, Aug. 26, enabling the 
team five days to gdt ready for season 
play. Expanding skills and refining field 
play, the 

altered their 

defense strategy 
this year. 

"Usually we 
play a man on 
man [strategy], 
but this year 
we've gone to a 
zonal defense," 
said team co- 
captain senior 

some early 

defense lapses 
the men domi- 
nated throughout 
the second half, 
with 20 shots on 
goal to Bethel 
College's five. 

"This is my 
third year here. 
By far it is the 
most talented 
team, and as far 
as the cama- 

raderie goes it's the best. There's no lim- 
itation except what we put on ourselves, 
the sky's the limit," Montenegro said. 

Confident in their bench depth and 
player talent, the team attributes Friday's 
success to their overall strength and hard 

"We're definitely a highly skilled 
team as far as individual talents is con- 
cerned," said team co-captain senior 
defender Craig Chelius. 

Lending credibility to this assess- 
ment, Friday's five goals were scored by 
four different players. Forward Oscar 
Kantoft lead with two goals, followed by 
senior midfielder John Teeter and senior 
midfielder Jason Zazzi along with fresh- 
man forward Dan Ermolancha with one 
goal each. Kantoft's two goals moved him 
to number five for career goals at CLU 
with a total of 35, and moved him to 
number five for career points with a total 
of 92. 

"We are without weakness in a lot of 
ways. There is leadership combined with 
skill. We have a lot of depth,[which] 
allows for strikes and [for] us to adapt to 
different teams," said senior Brian Card. 

"It's exciting... there's lots of creativ- 
ity, talent, speed, but more than anything 
you have a bunch of guys who like to be 
together, and to me that's the most excit- 
ing thing. We're as good as any team in 
the league. We have enough depth to 
keep the team pretty consistent. Its awe- 
some, just incredible." said Head Coach 
Dan Kuntz. 


cross country 

University of Redlands Away 

September 9, TBA 


Pacific Lutheran University Away 
September 9, 1:30 p.m. 

men's varsity soccer 

Willamette University Away 
September 8, 6 p.m. 

Linfield College Away 
September 10, 1 p.m. 

women's varsity 

Willamette University Away 
September 8, 4 p.m. 

Linfield College Away 
September 10, 11 a.m. 

women's volleyball 

Westmont College Away 
September 9, 7 p.m. 

California Lutheran University 


Volume 41, No. 3 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 

September 13, 2000 

CLU Faculty 
quartet to 

See story on page 8 

Voice mail 
changed for 

By Brooke Peterson 
NEWS I-, l ii TOR 

Last semester a letter was sent out to 
all students who lived on campus regard- 
ing the voice mail systems on-campus. 
Changes have been made to the system, 
and Telecommunications is continuing 
work throughout the yen to better serve 
all the students. 

"One of the major complaints from 
students was that it took too many steps 
tor them to access the voice mail system.*' 
said drector of technical services Zareh 
Marselian. "This year we have changed 
rhe way voice mail is accessed, reducing 
the number of steps involved." 

\ in one can access their voice mail 
from anywhere, whether it be from on- 
campus or off-campus phones. Students 
can now just dial the 3700 extension from 
any on-campus phone and access their 
.■■ice mail by entering their mailbox and 
securit) code. 1 he\ can also dial (805) 
493-3700 from any outside line and access 
their voice mail just as easily. 

"Another change made was to pro- 
vide students with call waiting for on- 
campus calls This feature was available 
last year on off-campus calls. Now, if a 
student is on the phone and an on-campus 
call is coming in. the student will hear the 
call waiting tone," Marselian said. 

Another change that was made had to 
do with students' monthly bills. Last year 
students were sent a bill if their balance 
a as SI and over. This year the balance 
has been changed to $3. 

"Students should be aware that 
charges will continue to accrue, and they- 
will be billed when the $3 mark is 
reached, or when they receive their final 
f . bill of the school year in May," Marselian 

One of the major complaints that stu- 
dents had about the voice mail systems 
was the inability to know if they had any 
messages waiting for them. 

Although Telecommunications has 
not found an answer for that problem they 
do knowabout it. 

"We are still working with our vendor 
to acquire functionality that would alert 
[students] of voice mails pending, " 
Marselian said. 

The other issue that Telecom is still 
working on is the issue of caller-ID. 

"We are also going to add caller-ID to 
the phone service. Students would have to 
provide their own caller-ID devices," 
Marselian said. 

Please see VOICE MAIL, Page 3 


9 a 

School of Education 

CLU improving education program 

in order to produce better qualified 

teachers for California 

See centerspread on pages 6-7 

Kingsmen recover 
from weekend of 

See stories on page 9 

Cosmic bowling a hit 

CLU Students gathered 
for a night of Cosmic 
Bowling last Friday 

By Brooke Peterson 


On Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. CLU 
students gathered for a night of Cosmic 
Bowling at Harely's Bowl in Camarillo. 
Calif. The bowling pins and bowling 
balls all gleamed with florescent light, 
music blared, disco balls spun and high- 
fives circled around the crowd. 

"It's awesome. It's great. It's one of 
the only events where everyone from 
CLU comes and has a good time," said 
junior Hilary Sieker. 

Sieker was not the only one to show 
up expecting to ha lod time. Over 

100 CLU students participated in the 
cosmic bowling. 

"I did not expect so many people to 
show up to this." said sophomore Clint 

Amanda Frazier. a sophomore at 
CLU, organized the event this year. Her 
goal was to bring together different types 
of people from CLU and to have a good 

• l I like bow I in ii, and it's free which 

Photograph by Brooke Peterson 

Students get ready to participate in cosmic bowling night at HarJey's Bowl. 

automatically attracts people. Besides, it 
was a big hit last year so we- did it this 
Frazier said. 

Many CLU students didn't get the 
chance to bowl right away. All of the 
lanes filled very quickly, and if people 
arrived late they generally had to wait for 
someone else to finish before they could 

"We had to wait for a while, but it 

was worth it and we had a good time." 
said junior Melanie Clarey. 

The crowded alley didn't seem to 
stop too many people from bowling 
Some people waited for an open lane 
while others just joined other groups. 

"Another group invited us to join in 
with them, and that was really nice. We 

Please see BOWLING, Page 3 

Diversifies preaches peace 

DiversiTies message this 
year about peace and 
racial harmony 

By Jackie Dannaker 

On Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in 
Samuelson Chapel. Chief Nana Kwasi 
Douglas Morrow and Queen Mother 
Nanahemaa Kosua Brenda Berg-Morrow 

shared their experiences in this year's 
DiversiTies speech. 

"I hope that students get from this 
program a message of peace and racial 
harmony amongst people ofall nations 
and authenticities," said Juanita Pryor. 
director of multicultural and international 

Each year, DiversiTies comes 
around and students pile into the chapel to 
listen to a different experience and per- 

Photograph courtesy of the Multicultural Center 

Chief Nana Kwasi Douglas Morrow and Queen Mother Nanahemaa 
Kosua Brenda Berg- Morrow, Divers'Ties speakers for the year. 

The themes each year are very differ- 
ent. Last year, a one person play was held 
that talked about multiple authenticities. 

The previous year a Japanese group 
came and talked about International 
Business. There has been a range of 
activities including an acting group from 
California State University, Long Beach. 
CSULB performed a play about racism, 
sexism and handicaps. 

This year DiversiTies has an interna- 
tional theme in which a unique couple. 
Chief Nana Kwasi Douglas Morrow and 
Queen Mother Nanahemaa Kosua Brenda 
Berg-Morrow of the Asante Nation of the 
Ohani are going to talk about how they 
became great political artists and figures. 

They are White Americans who 
brought the Ghani a gift of dance that was 
so moving they were made royalty. 

They have an office in New York and 
have made a documentary called, 
"Returning Home to Africa," which was 
awarded Best Film Documentary in the 
Arizona Film Society's 1999 Saguara 
Film Festival. The documentary also 
received the 1999 Best Black 
International Cinema Festival 

Documentary in Berlin, Germany. 

Please see DIVERSITIES, Page 3 

September 13, 2000 


The Echo 2 

this week at clu 


September 13 

ASCLU-G Elections 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

CI in pel 

Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


September 14 

ASCLU Run-off 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 


September 17 

Faculty Wind Quintet 
Samuelson Chapel 
4:00 p.m. 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


September. 18 

"Delight and Shadows" 
Samuelson Chapel 
10:00 a.m. 


January 2001 

Travel, Study, and attend plays in London and Stratford-Upon- 
Avon, January 1-13, 2001 

Cost: $2100.00 

-Attend eight plays in London and Stratford-upon-Avon 

-Visit the Shakespeare sites in Stratford -upon-Avon, tour Oxford, 

Cambridge, Warwick and Warwick Castle, Greenwich and the environs of 


-Participate in seminars each morning and reflect on the plays we will see 

-Most afternoons, enjoy free time for individual or group outings 

Application Deadline: Sept. 15, 2000 

For more information call 

Randy Toland (805) 493-3015 


Dr. Everson (805) 493-3238 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Distinguished Speakers Series 
"Delight and Shadows" 
Overton Hall 
8:00 p.m. 


September 19 

Protecting Yourself Against 
Workplace Violence 
Kramer Court #8 
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

Senior Pride Commitee Meeting 
Student Union Building 
6:00 p.m. 


The Echo is looking for staff 
members for the Fall 2000 

We're looking for reporters, 
photographers, graphic artists and 

Earn Comm 1 33 or Comm 333 

The following paid positions are still waiting to be 
filled Talk to the editor in chief for stipend and 
application information 

Copy Editor 
Circulation Manager 

Come by our office in the 

Pioneer House or call us at: 
(805) 493-3465 

Planning on 

May 2001 graduates must apply for 

graduation by September 29, 2000 to 
receive commencement infonvation. 

December 2000 and February 

2001 (ADEP, MBA, MPPA, Only)should 

apply A. SAP. To apply simply submit 

an approved Major Checklist and an 

Application for Degree to the 

Registrar's Office. 

For more information call 
Maureen Muller 

(805) 493-3112 

Seven Saturdays Adventures in Culture 

Our first adventure is taking place on Sept. 23. 

We will be going to Universal City Walk & Ballet Folklorico 

3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

$18.00 — — 

For more information on other upcoming adventures contact the Office of 
Multicultural and International Programs (805) 493-3951 

The Women's Resource 

Center is hosting 

a book club! 

Thursday, September 21 


12:00 p.m. 

The first book of discussion will 


The Bluest Eve 

Toni Morrison 

Everyone is Welcome 
Bring a lunchl 

The Artist and Speaker Committee 


the English Department 


Ted Kooser, 

September 18 

10:00 a.m. in Samuelson chapel 

8:00 p.m. in Overton Hall 

All Welcome! 
Admission free! 

Classified ads can be placed on the Calendar page for a flat rate regardless of 

word count. Discount available for multiple issue orders. Ads are subject to 

editing for content and clarity. Call (805) 493-3865 

Come to the first Democratic 
Club Meeting ! 

We have a lot of exciting opportunities already 
planned for this year. If you want to get involved 
with politics this is a great place to start. Our first 

meeting will be held in Dr. Steepee's office on 
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome. 

Any questions just call Beth Monpez at (805) 241-2205 

The Echo 


September 13, 2000 

Doctor R. Guy Erwin on life 

By Brooke Peterson 


Photograrh by Alison Robertson 

Dr. R. Guy Erwin 

New religion professor 
speaks about his goals for 
the CLU community 

What many may know about Dr. R. 
Guy Erwin is that he is an educated man. 
As a graduate of Harvard College and Yale 
University he has received an M.A., M. 
Phil, and Ph.D. 

What many may not be aware of is 
that Dr. Erwin grew up on an Osagi Indian 
reservation and moved to Germany when 
he was eight years old. 

"I've been most influenced by the time 
in Germany because that's what made me 
most interested in history and religion," 
Dr. Erwin said. 

The Osagi Tribe is part of his ancestry 
on his father's side. It is a tribe which orig- 
inated in Missouri and was moved to 
Oklahoma. Dr. Erwin grew up on the 
reservation in Oklahoma, which was more 
like a small town. 

Unlike many people interested in reli- 

gion, Dr. Erwin did not grow up in a reli- 
gious household. It was not until his col- 
lege years that he chose to become 
Lutheran. His decision was based primari- 
ly on the teachings of Martin Luther. 

"It makes a little difference [that I did- 
n't start out Lutheran] because my perspec- 
tive on Lutheranism is more historical," 
Dr. Erwin said. 

Dr. Erwin encourages people to look 
and think about what it means to be at a 
Lutheran institution. 

He realizes that many of CLU's stu- 
dent body is not Lutheran and, therefore, 
does not know a lot about where the reli- 
gion came from and what it means to thou- 
sands of different people. 

"It's an interesting perspective to 
teach. I want to be able to help [students] 
wrestle with what it means to be 
Lutheran," Dr. Erwin said. 

He also emphasizes in his teaching 
that people should never assume they 

know everything there is to know about 
being human. We learn from experience of 
the past. 

"Be respectful of the past and people 
who have gone before us," Dr. Erwin said. 

Dr. Erwin's goal for CLU students are 
for the Lutheran students to be more 
engaged in church and in the traditions of 
Lutheranism. For Christians, he wants 
them to understand history and for non- 
Christians to recognize that Christianity 
has a core message: love. 

"Religion is not just about going to 
church, but also connecting to tradition," 
Dr. Erwin said. 

Dr. Erwin is excited to be here at 
CLU, and he is anxious for people to intro- 
duce themselves. One of the things that 
drew him to CLU was the friendliness and 
small population of the student body. 

"I was struck by how nice everyone 
was. There was a real sense of communi- 
ty here," Dr. Erwin said. 

Doctor William "Bill" Sands 

By Brooke Peterson 


Credentials and various plaques line 
Dr. William "Bill" Sands office walls. He 
has received an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the 
University of Utah as well as numerous 
other awards recognizing him nationwide. 

Dr. Sands taught at the University of 
Utah for 10 years before choosing to come 
to California Lutheran University. One of 
the biggest differences that Dr. Sands has 
noted is the difference in class sizes. 

"This job has been challenging. The 
scale is different. Classes are small enough 
to actually teach," Dr. Sands said. 

His experiences aren't limited to 
teaching, however. Dr. Sands has also been 
active in coaching world champions Track 
and Field, as well as Diving. 

One of his greatest moments was get- 
ting to hear the National Anthem played in 

East Germany for one of his athletes. 

"[We] trained during Communism 
and the Cold War. It was the first time an 
athlete won for me," Dr. Sands said. 

Dr. Sands always had a desire to par- 
ticipate in sports-related activities. He only 
had two professions in mind. 

"The two things coolest to be growing 
up was an olympian or an astronaut," Dr. 
Sands said. 

Dr. Sands was an ail-American gym- 
nast, but he felt that he lacked the natural 
talent to be an Olympic athlete. That was 
when he chose to become a coach and 
teacher for athletes. 

"I wanted to help kids with similar 
dreams reach their goals," Dr. Sands said. 

Dr. Sands is looking toward the future 
at CLU. He already has some important 
goals he wants to achieve here. 

The first thing he wants to do is mod- 
ernize the Kinesiology department. 

"They've done a magnificent job of 
holding [the department] together... but it 
needs to be brought up to date," Dr. Sands 

Dr. Sands also realizes that 
Kinesiology is a growing field. It has been 
broadly defined in health care nationwide. 
It has expanded to embrace many things. 
Dr. Sands said. 

Dr. Sands forsees Kinesiology to be 
moving towards pre-medicine, but the core 
basis of it is going towards fitness and 

One of Dr. Sand's future goals for 
CLU is to have an institution for studying 
pediatric medicine, which is the move- 
ment of children. 

As a professional. Dr. Sands still feels 
that he has a lot that he can accomplish. 

"I still feel like a youngster in many 
ways," Dr. Sands said. 

Diversifies: Documentary wins awards for couple 

■ Continued from Page 1 

The film is a fable which narrates 
their journey to the Asante Nation, Ghana 
and Africa during the summer of 1997. 

People have referred to this couple as 
"thrill seekers" and "do gooders," but they 
stress the fact that "all mankind is of one 
blood, and shares a common ancestry in 
Africa, and the earlier humanity realizes 

that, the brighter the prospect for harmony 
on earth can be," Cheif Morrow said. 

Chief Morrow created a dance that 
enriched the lives of the Asante people. 

"I created a special dance with my 
wife who performed it," said Chief and 
Special Advosor of Education and Human 
Development Nana Kwasi Schott Douglas 
Morrow Abonafuohene of Kwamang said. 
"It traces abstractly the jorney of the 
African people to the New World." 

Photograph by Brooke Pelerson 

James Hoch, Bryan Frankhauser, Steve Roland and Erik Gravrock get 
dressed up to participate in a night of Cosmic Bowling. 

These dances are ceremonial. Chief 
Morrow and his wife have changed lives 
through their traveling organization called, 
"Jazz Dance Ministry for Racial 
Reconciliation, Peace and Healing." 

This foundation makes people of all 
authentic groups build a meaningful com- 
munitiy between people of all cultures and 

Their documentary and dancing 
inspire people around the globe. 

Bowling: A 

night of fun 

■ Continued from Page 1 

had a large group, but it made it more 
fun," said junior Kristine Motschal. 

Although some of the students had 
been cosmic bowling before, others had 
not. The attraction was not only a way for 
students to meet others, but also to have a 
good time. 

"Free bowling, what could be better?" 
senior Cindy Ham said. 

Photograrh by Alison Robertson 

Dr. William •'Bill" Sands 

New professor, Dr. Sands 
brings experience to 
CLU's Kinesiology 

Voice mail: 

Changes made 

■ Continued from Page 1 

Students would have to provide their 
own caller-ID devices," Marselian said. 

Telecommunications is aware of the 
existing issues that CLU students have 
brought up, and they are working to 
change them. 

"We will continue to improve tele- 
phone and voice mail services to students 
and the CLU community," Marselian said. 

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September 13, 2000 

public schools 


California schools are the sec- 
ond worst in the nation. 

Some might argue that educa- 
tion in California is ranked so low 
because of the high number of 
minority students and students 
from welfare-dependent families 
that are enrolled in California 

Although this might be a con- 
tributing factor because minority 
students do not always do as well in 
school, it is not the only factor. 

California has the greatest num- 
ber of students than any other state 
in the nation. One out of eight chil- 
dren educated in the United States 
from kindergarten through 12th 
grade are educated in California 

Nearly six million students were 
enrolled in California's public 
schools in the 1998-1999 school 

Although more money is spent 
on public education in California 
than in any other state, because of 
high enrollment, the amount spent 
per student is one of the lowest in 
the nation compared to other states. 
A great majority of people 
blame California's low grade in 
education on under-prepared teach- 
ers. In some cases, that could be the 
problem. More likely, however, the 
problem is much bigger. 

Many students would rather not 
be in school. They give their teach- 
ers a hard time and give up too eas- 

Even though some kids just 
don't care about their education, 
some do. Those that do were prob- 
ably encouraged by their parents to 
do their best in school. 

My parents didn't pressure me 
to do well in school, but they 
showed interest in my education 
and applauded me when I did do 

Some parents aren't as encour- 
aging as mine were and they either 
place so much pressure on their 
child that they decide to fail just to 
punish their parents or don't seem 
to take any interest at all in their 
child's education. 

Students need to be encouraged 
to do well by their teachers and 
their parents, especially when they 
are attending a school that is over- 
crowded and under-staffed. 

California probably does need 
some better teachers, but it also 
needs some better parents. 

Letter to the editor: 

Guilty until proven innocent, is that not the way the world, as we know it, works? We assume that without social instruc- 
tion for law and moral high ground there will be chaos. We assume that if there was no punishment for the murder of anoth- 
er man, no moral standing within us would stop us from throwing a toaster into the bathtub of our enemies. We assume a 

Guilty until proven innocent is the first thing that comes to mind when I consider CLU's stricter alcohol policy. A poli- 
cy which strips me of two "get out of jail [almost] free" write-ups even though I've done nothing up to this point to prove 
that I even need five in the first place. At least nothing that I've been dumb enough to get caught doing. 

Guilty until proven innocent, is that the noise violation policy during finals week where an ARC, with no hold over 
where the violation supposedly takes place, kicks a number of students that she's been targeting unfairly all year off of cam- 
pus with no recourse, left to sleep, as though they are fugitives, on their friend's dorm-room floor with their best friend who 
came to town for graduation 

Guilty until proven innocent, yes folks, the mentality that has proven for decades to keep people in the state of mind that 
leads to childish pranks, rebellion, and in our case, closet drinking, has struck an even stronger hand this year. While they 
speak of how universities have succeeded in such a program no one stops to consider two things. First, how much all uni- 
versities "cover up" in an attempt to reduce insurance rates year after year; and second, the rates of alcoholics diagnosed 
after college on dry versus wet campuses. Ah, those pesky statistics by which we base even more assumptions about our life 
and times. Well, how is this statistic from our good friends at AA? Potential Alcoholics are 82 percent less likely to fall into 
unhealthy patterns of alcohol use if they are a college graduate. And of those who do become alcoholics, you may want to 
know that 79 percent attended a university that hosted a dry-campus policy. 

As for assumptions, here is a question that I assume was not addressed. If wiping the slate clean of those who already 
have write-ups means they never happen, how are you going to prove whether or not this policy truly works as a fear factor. 
For those people with write-ups already do indeed fear being kicked out of school, but one never knows if fear of the initial 
consequences would keep them away from the underwear drawer bottle. Of course maybe you are scaring those already 
"dry" students with threats of writing home to mommy and daddy: 

Dear Failed Parent, 

Your soon-to-be-alcoholic child has failed to find enjoyment in our milk 
and cookies programming here on the CLU campus and has been caught taking 
part in lewd activities such as drinking, having fun and being a normal college 
student. Here at CLU we do not endorse such activities because it jack^. up our 
insurance and, well frankly, lowers the admission rates from well-to-do families 
like yours. 

Please send us more money for our laptops so that we may see if 

that little alcoholic of yours can do our alcohol 101 program without getting too 

drunk to know the difference between genders when they go home and break co-hab 

(God forbid not getting knocked up between the hours of 2:00 and 7:00 a.m., the only time 

students have sex on campus). 

Thank you so much for letting us be the guide to your student's adult mentality. 

I do have to give them props for two things. First, for getting rid of the policy of sending people to Alcoholics 
Anonymous after being caught drinking a couple of times. AA is a group for people with a serious disease and asking stu- 
dents to attend, for whatever fear factor you intend for them to bring out of the meeting, is only mocking those who need to 
be there for personal recovery. Second, for giving me motivation to be written up by still offering that ridiculous "fifth-grade- 
level education course." Nothing like making the program tell you that two beers leads you to getting knocked up and to 
possibly having AIDS. Thanks once again guys for further insulting my intelligence, maturity, and the right to make my own 

decisions as an adult. 

Andyi Manic a 

Psychology & Sociology 




Alison Robertson 

Carrie Rempfer 

Leah Hamilton 

Cory Hughes 

Katie Whearley 


Brooke Peterson 


Anna Lindseth 


Josie Huerta 


Christina MacDonald 


Shelby Russell 


Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

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The Echo 5 

Emotional wounds run deep 



Words are interesting things. They are 
the most powerful tools of commun- ica- 
tion ever developed by mankind and cer- 
tainly are more creative and destructive 
than physical tools. Just read our 
Declaration of Independence for proof that 
the pen is mightier than the sword. 

One word I used not so long ago did 
prove destructive. I was eating dinner with 
a friend from class, and based upon her 
social behavior, I made the half-jesting 
remark, "you're not a Mesbo,' are you?" 
My lopsided grin was met with a stare that 
seemed alternately aghast at my brazen- 
ness and also charged with turbulent emo- 
tion, as though I had hit a sensitive nerve. 

I found out that not only was my 
friend homosexual, but also one of the 
officers of my school's gay rights club. I 
quickly stammered an apology and 
explained that I was not trying to be offen- 
sive, but the image has stuck in my mind 
ever since. It has haunted me and given 

"rise to many questions, especially as to 
how I felt about gays, lesbians and bisexu- 
al individuals. It was through this ques- 
tioning process that I discovered the war. 

This war, unlike so many others, has 
no clear-cut sides.' There are, in the words 
of Sean Connery," no battles, no victories, 
no winners. ..only casualties." It is a war 
both of attrition and a war of silent tragedy. 
Secret confessions are made and parents 
and relatives break into tears. Lonely indi- 
viduals convinced of their own worthless- 
ness commit suicide. Hateful things are 
done and said, ranging from "You don't 
love enough" to "God hates gays" to 
"You're a homophobe" to "God didn't cre- 
ate Adam and Steve, He created Adam and 

Expressions have ranged to the 
extremes of the Matthew Shepard tragedy 
to flamboyant endorsements of pedophilia, 
neither of which give us an accurate por- 
trayal of the feelings of most people 

The issue of homosexuality has been 
called the last civil rights crisis in 
American history. Others have deemed it 
a call to arms to protect America's fami- 

lies. Others don't care. Many are a mix- 
ture of all of the above. 

I am not here to be a new revolution- 
ary on any side and I have no wish to pro- 
voke anyone; both tasks have already been 
adequately covered by others. The simple 
fact of the matter is, however, that people 
are dying-metaphorically or literally, take 
your pick. This goes for people both gay 
and straight. 

Emotional wounds run deep — I have 
observed fights between believers accus- 
ing each other of not loving enough, as 
well as gay people taking exception to 
their lifestyles being called sinful. 

One gay person told me that even 
though he was predisposed towards spiri- 
tuality, out of all books he hated the Bible 
the most because people were using it to 
ruin his life. Another told me he was fed 
up with gay people asking for civil rights 
and trying to get into organizations like the 
Boy Scouts: "What makes them so differ- 
ent all of a sudden? Besides, if you don't 
like the rules you don't have to join." 

I ponder all of these things and I do 
indeed see death. I see the death of people, 
the death of ideas, the death of relation- 

ships, the death of compassion, the death 
of faith, the death of hope, and the death of 
love. ..but the greatest of these is love. 

Whether homosexuality is fact, 
choice, lifestyle, abomination, sin, gift, 
blessing, or perversion, is not the point. It 
never will be. This issue is about love. It 
is about relationships that need careful 
attention. It is about wounded hearts and 
minds. It is about all of us, gay or straight. 
For those who insist that it has no place in 
our families, it is too late; it is already in 
our families. For those who wish to live in 
a Utopian world free of prejudice, it is too 
early; the rest of the nation is not there and 
will not be. For those who have not taken 
a position on the issue, the time is now; 
you owe it to yourselves to talk about the 
issue deeply, respectively and delicately. 

Whether Sodom and Gomorrah were 
condemned for homosexuality in biblical 
times is not important now. The real issue 
is if gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals 
will be condemned for it today. 

Listen to the unspoken words. Heed 
the silent warnings. Be able to offer sup- 
port, comfort and love when it is needed. 
But most of all, be careful. 


Pastor calls students to witness 

By Susan Tockgo 


California Lutheran University con- 
tinued its chapel series with a message 
from the new campus pastors Scott and 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty. They suggest- 
ed that "all the people on the cell phones 
stop and shout God's name." Pastor Scott 
engaged the congregation with a message 
that being a witness is a higher calling. 

In his introduction. Pastor Scott 
referred to his recent family gathering in 
which the pastor couple's 11 -year-old son 
Nathan and his step-cousin Kiley sat 
around the table and were part of the large 
extended family and friends that were 

He related this analogy to Hebrews 
12:1-2, which calls people to be witnesses 
of God. Pastor Scott said that the author of 
Hebrews pointed to significantly separated 

and flawed flocks, but flaws and all they 
became witnesses of the passion for the 
world. They were a "cloud of witnesses" 
as his family was too. Pastor Scott asked 
the congregation to be witnesses, and as 
witnesses hold thier hearts responsible for 
their neighbors. 

Pastor Scott used another analogy of 
a basketball game to illustrate several rules 
of being a witness. He said, "the number 
one rule is to play with all your love. 
Games have clear boundaries; and in bas- 
ketball, lines are drawn." 

Pastor Scott proclaimed that people 
should "play on the lines of humility, hope 
and perseverance." 

He emphasized that these guidelines 
are quite a contrast from a typical game 
and this is the only game to play. 

"As witnesses we are to play until we 
die. Therefore, play with resolution, train 
with a goal in mind and know that we are 
being watched," he said. 

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September 13, 2000 7 

Creating competent teachers for California 

Preparing tomorrow's educators 

By Josie Huerta 

The School of Education is dedicated to creating 
competent leaders for California schools. 

"CLU offers various fields geared towards indi- 
vidual goals and prepare people to teach single subject 
and multiple subject.'' said Stephanie Yznaga, educa- 
tion administrative assistant. 

Each program has certain specialization. The 
courses are offered in Ventura and Woodland Hills 
centers and are taught by full-time professors and pro- 
fessionals, to combine practical experience with theo- 

retical concepts. 

Dr. Carol Bartell, dean for the School of 
Education, wrote in a newsletter, "We remain com- 
mitted to preparing the very strongest educators who 
know and deeply understand their work." 

"Cal Lutheran taught balance of all tasks of being 
a teacher and teach to standards, but teach for kids to 
understand and learn to the best of then ability," Kim 
Nowback said. 

She is teaching fourth grade at Laguna Vista 
Elementary in Point Mugu. 

The school is part of the state's technology grant. 
California Professional 

Development Institutes (CPDI) 
that will help 100 teachers in 
Ventura and Western Los Angeles 

The goal is to prepare gradu- 
ate students to be the best in their 

"I was prepared for the stan- 
dards entering the curriculum. I 
learned different ideas during my 
internship year of teaching. It was 
tremendous help," Kristen 
Engstrom said. 

This is her first year teaching 
fifth grade in a dual classroom of 
36 children at Driffill Elementary 
in Oxnard. 

Photograph courtes> of Kristen Engstrom 

Ms. Engstrom, fifth grade class first day of school. 

School of Education 
Graduate Degrees 


Curriculum and Instruction 

M. Ed. 

Teacher Preparation 
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By Eric Kallman 

Photograpli by Corey Hughes 

California is desperate for teachers, and is turning to 
CLI ' for help. 

"It's just a great time to get into education," 
Professor James Mahler said. 

Mahler is a lifelong educator who taught primary 
les and student taught high school before joining 
CLU in 1979. 

Dr. Mahler is egger to make known that a very 
humanitarian and personally rewarding career in educa- 
tion is in its greatest demand ever throughout California. 
And with CLU's highly esteemed Education 
Department, students are in the best position possible 
for a quick start. 

The Department of Teacher Education is strong in 
many areas, liberal studies, smaller class sizes and a 
lot of personal attention, but the department's biggest 
strength is its hands-on experience. 

Most required liberal studies courses mandate class 
"observation" periods. This classroom experience is not 
mandatory in other college education programs, or for 
acceptance in most teaching credential programs. CLU's 
on-the-job training gives students an advantage. 

"I spend a lot of time helping out in classrooms. 
The teachers are always pushing me to be more and more 
involved," said senior Jennie Gappinger liberal studies 

Gappinger has spent time in classrooms at local 
Park Oaks Elementary, and a primary grade school in her 
native town. Phoenix, Arizona. 

The reputation of the department that Dr. Mahler 
heads proceeds itself. 

"CLU has a very strong reputation throughout 
Ventura County, L.A. County, and the entire state for 
producing great teachers." Mahler said. Program gradu- 
ates are currently teaching throughout Calif., from 
Sacramento to San Diego. 

"Current seniors are already substituting on emer- 

an edge 

gency credentials," Mahler said. 

Students are also getting hired on internship cre- 
dentials before they have even graduated. 

Mahler advices students who have an interest in 
education to speak to their adviser early. Those interest- 
ed may wish to enroll in Education 362. "Career 
Decisions in Education." 

For those about to graduate, information is available 
in the Graduate Studies enrollment office 

" California 
University has a 
very strong 
Ventura County, 
Los Angeles — — 
County, and the 
entire state for 
producing great 


Benson House, School of Education. 

Job market good for teachers 

By Suzie Shively 

The School of Education is one of CLU's most 
populated majors. 

CLU has long been known for its excellence 
in preparing teachers for the classroom, and with 
the current teacher shortage the program continues 
to grow. 

Junior Sarah Galbreath decided to enter the 
School of Education not only because of her love 
for children, summers and holidays off, but because 
of the immense opportunities in the job market cre- 
ated by the current teacher shortage, Galbreath said. 

Alumna Nikki Spindler Perryman, a teacher in 
the Conejo Valley district, agrees teachers are in 
extreme demand in surrounding counties. 

"It's much more difficult to get a job in Conejo 
Valley than in any other part of Ventura Counts, 
junior Marie McClure said. 

Unlike Galbreath, McClure was not enticed 
into teaching by the job opportunity. Instead, sh< 
was inspired by her fourth grade teacher. 

Photograph courtesy of Jamie Rempfei | 98) 

Rempfer displayed her fourth grade class new years 
resolution on a bulletin board. 

8 The Echo 


September 13, 2000 

Professors practice 
what they preach 


Faculty members from 
CLU will express their 
love for music by way of 
a woodwind quintet 

By Christa Shaffer 


On Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. the 
music department will be presenting 
"Non-Talking Professors," a concert of 
woodwind quintet classics. 

Current music faculty members of 
CLU will perform the program in the 
Samuelson Chapel. 

Those members performing in the 
standard five player quintet include Nancy 
Marfisi on flute, Fred Beerstein on oboe, 
Daniel Geeting on clarinet, Diana Yao on 
bassoon and Louise MacGillivray on 
French horn. The show will also include 
Dorothy Schechter on the piano, a special 
guest added to the quintet, playing a work 
by Beethoven. 

What makes this yearly event so spe- 
cial is that it is the 250th anniver- 
sary of Johann Sebastian 

" W e 

gram is definitely in store. 

A freewill offering will be received.. 

For more information contact 
the music department. 

playing ''Little 
Fugue in G Minor' in 
tribute of Bach," said Daniel 
Geeting, who also conducts the universi- 
ty's symphony and concert band. 

Other works included in the perform- 
ance are the more modem "Partita" by 
Irving Fine and "Kleine Kammermusik" 
by Paul Hindemith. 

"There is such a great deal of music 
written for this combo of instruments it 
made the choosing difficult," said Geeting. 

From the works chosen, a great pro- 

No Question: 
The newest boy 
band in town 

By Linda Hylten 

They're all under the age of 20, sing 
about making love to women and they , 
sound like Boyz II Men wannabes. 

Their group is called "No Question", 
and the four members are Damon Core, 
Thomas Blackwell, Da Da Luuva Massey 
and Nicholas Johnson. Their first album 
will be released in September and the first 
single off of their album "I don't care" is 
out now. 

Damon Core was discovered by 
Bonafide Entertainment and the manage- 
ment put together a group called 
"Blakmale" with Damon as the key mem- 
ber. With this group, they booked some 
major label showcases. But at the last 
minute, the group's two other members 
decided to pursue solo ventures. 

"Bonafide" pulled in two new mem- 
bers, Dante and Thomas, to join Damon 
in creating what was to become "No 

The Watcher: 
Keanu, just sit 
and look pretty 

By Ryan McElhinney 


Whoa, Henious. 

It would appear as though studios, 
screenwriters and directors have finally 
caught on to what I've known for a long 
time: the less Keanu Reeves speaks, the 
better the movie will be. Keanu proved 
to everyone in "The Matrix" that even 
he, whose career peaked with "Bill and 
Ted's Excellent Adventure," can still be 
in a good movie. 

Unfortunately, Reaves latest film 
"The Watcher" is a far, far, far cry from 
"The Matrix." 

The problem as has been in the past 
is that Keanu is forced to work too hard 
to capture the depth of the character he 
plays. Such is the case with "The 
Watcher." James Spader of "Two Days 
In the Valley" plays Campbell, a sickly 
former FBI agent living off of disability 

He, in previous years, was in charge 
of a case involving the murders of sever- 
al young girls. This case, which originat- 
ed in Los Angeles, apparently drives 
Spader's character over the edge. 

He suffers from crippling migraines 
and regularly sees his psychologist 
played by Marisa Tomei. It is discov- 
ered through a series of cryptic pictures 
that the murderer in this case has fol- 

lowed Campbell to Chicago, and begins 
to murder girls again. 

The psychopathic and heartless 
maniac serial killer is played by -scary 
like a puppy dog- Keanu Reeves The 
half-stoned sounding voice of Keanu 
Reeves pretty much ruins any chance of 
his character Griffin striking fear into 
viewer's hearts; "Uh, I,m gonna, like, 
kill you now." I kept expecting the vio- 
lent murder scenes to end with an air gui- 
tar celebration. 

If your like me your probably say- 
ing to yourself, "Hey, I thought Marisa 
Tomei was killed in a tragic Circus of the 
Stars accident." Well, it seems that was 
just a nasty rumor as Ms. Tomei has been 
thrilling viewers the last few years with 
films like "Welcome to Sarajevo." 

"The Watcher" is a little more than a 
pit stop for Tomei on the obscurity 500. 
I'm not even sure why they put her name 
in the opening credits, she couldn't have 
spent more than 15 minutes on the 

Don't get confused if you happen to 
see this movie and leave with a strange 
sense of deja vu. The basic idea of this 
movie has been done countless times, 
and it is done here very poorly. On the 
up side, there is a really great explosion 
scene at the end of the film. That's about 
the best of it though. 


I give The Watcher 1 out of 5 
air guitars; don't waste your time, 
even for a matinee. 



Chris Schwartz of RuffNation signed 
the group as his label's R&B act. Wishing 
to fill out the vocal harmonies and 
increase the power of the group's chore- 
ography, they added Nicholas, who met 
Damon, Dante and Tommy at church on 
New Year's Eve of 1998. "No Question" 
was finally complete. 

"No Question" has an R&B, greasy, 
love sound that we have all heard before. 
It feels old, done and boring. This 21- 
track album is really not my style, but I 
could still find two kind of catchy songs 
that might become hits. Other wise I 
don't think this album will go far. 

People always complain that there 
are too. many boy bands like "N'Sync" 
and "Backstreet Boys", but isn't thise 
four-member R&B bands just as bad? I 
think so. How many more of these 
groups do we need? 


.2 out of 5, it's been done 

Photograph courtesy of RulTNalion Records 

Members of "No Question" (left to right): Nicholas Johnson, Dante 
Massey, Thomas Blackwell and Damon Core. ^^ 

September 13, 2000 


The Echo 9 

Regal V-Ball growing pains 

By Cory Hughes 


In there first match of the year the 
Regals received a rude awakening from 
the Warriors. Westmont (6-1) truly lived 
up to their No. 5 national ranking, allow- 
ing California Lutheran (0-1) just 10 
points throughout the entire match. 

The Warriors built a 7-0 lead in the 
first game before giving up a point and 
continued to dominate by building a 5-0 
advantage at the start of game two. 
Westmont hit .583 as a team in the second 
game. Tena Mensonides of the Warriors 
closed it out with her eighth kill of the 

The third game started out 2-2 before 
Westmont reeled off seven straight points. 

The Regals showed improvement as 
they fought off four match points, but it 
was not enough as the Warriors claimed 
the victory in an amazing 58 minutes. 

Patti Scofield led Westmont with 13 
kills and nine digs. Mensonides added 12 
kills, eight digs and a pair of blocks. 

Elsa Lubisich ended with eight kills 
in 1 1 attempts. Jennifer Rodgers and 
Shariy Hickcox each ended with four 

Cory Kennedy recorded 20 assists and 
Lindsey Schuerman added 17. 

Kari Whitney had four kills and 10 
assists for Cal Lutheran. Four players fin- 
ished with three kills each, including Tory 
Fithian who also recorded an ace for the 

This pre-season, non-conference 
match was the first opportunity for the 
Regals to play as a team, with only two 
weeks of practice behind them. 

"It was our first game and we had not 
had any playing time against another team. 
Individually we have talent, but we are 
still working to play as a team," said Jamie 
Arnold, who plays right side. 

Arnold had two assists and three kills 
on the day. 

Westmont opens play in the Golden 
State Athletic Conference on September 
12 at Azusa Pacific. California Lutheran 
continues pre-conference play against 
Concordia this week. 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Sophomore Jamie Arnold spikes the ball againt the opponent. 

Kingsmen upset twice 


By Cory Hughes 


Coming off of an awesome showing 
in their win over Bethel, the Kingsmen 
were unable to maintain their momentum 
during Friday's game against Willamette 
University, losing 1-0. 

Although dominating play, Cal 
Lutheran could not pull it out in the end. 

The Kingsmen controlled the ball 
throughout most of the game with 22 shots 
on goal versus Willamette's eight, but it 
was not enough to stop the one and fatal 
goal which was scored against Cal 

Lutheran late in the second half. Kingsmen 
Oskar Kantoft had six shots on goal. 

With an inordinate number of fouls 
occuring, both teams were showing 
aggressive play. Cal Lutheran came out of 
the fray with over twice as many fouls as 
Willamette, with a total of 24 being called 
on the Kingsmen. 

With only one day to recover from 
their loss against Willamette University, 
the Kingsmen were not able to redeem 
themselves in Sunday's game against 
Linfield College. 
For the first 30 
minutes of the 

first half the Kingsmen struggled to play 
as a team, and continued to show fatigue in 
the second half, resulting in a 5-1 loss. 

"We definitely need to work on some 
things. There are some new team mem- 
bers, so we need to play together more so 
we can get some teamwork going," Mid- 
fielder Havard Aschim said. 

The Kingsmen are currently preparing 
themselves for their next two games dur- 
ing a home stretch this week. 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Above: Forward Oskar Kantoft 
makes an attempt for a goal with 
a header. 

Left: Mid-fielder Havard Aschim 
defends the ball against two 

Photograph by Cory Hughes nnnOnPntS 

cross country 

Westmont College 
Invitational Away 
September 16, 9 a.m. 

men's varsity 

University of Southern 
California, Santa Cruz Home 
September 14, 4 p.m. 

California Institute of 
Technology Home 
September 16, 11 a.m. 

women s 
varsity soccer 

University of the Redlands 


September 13, 4 p.m. 

Point Loma Nazarene 
University Home 
September 16, 2 p.m. 

women s 

Concordia University, Irvine 


September 13, 7 p.m. 

Whirtier Tournament Away 
September 15 & 16 

10 The Echo 


September 13, 2000 

Reg a Is attempt a quick start 

Photograph by Karl Fcdje 

Manuevering around a UC Santa Cruz player, sophopmore Bonnie 
Bornhauser, assists in the Regal's effort against the Santa Cruz slugs, 
on Sunday, September 3, at home. 

Kingsmen fumble 
game away 

By Brianne Davis 


The Fourth Annual Lutheran 
Brotherhood Classic was played at Pacific 
LutheranUniversity on Saturday, Sept. 9. 

CLU was faced with the defending 
NCAA Division III champions for their 
first game. During this season's opener, 
the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen met with 
tremendous opposition. Losing Saturday's 
game, the final score was 7- 49. 

Cal Lutheran won the coin toss and 
received the opening kickoff unveiling 
their "Purple Stretch" offense. The 
Kingsmen 's new offense used one running 
back and four wide recievers to move 
from its own 18-yard line to PLU's 15- 
yard line. The offense also used "no hud- 
dles" to drive the ball. 

On the twelfth play of the drive, the 
Kingsmen began to feel the Lutes' power 
when junior Quarterback Chris Czernek 
was sacked at the Lutes' 21 yard line 
which forced a fumble and led to a 79 yard 
touchdown for PLU. The next six drives 
during the first half of the game were fin- 
ished with two punts, a fumble, and a 
blocked field-goal attempt. The final 
count for the Kingsmen in fumbles for the 
game was eight, four of which were lost. 

"Turnovers killed us," said Head 
Coach Scott Squires. "It was all good for 
that first drive, and this was a real test for 

us, but we were riddled with mistakes." 

The Kingsmen scored half-way 
through the third quarter when Czernek 
capped an 1 1 -yard play, 74 yard drive 
with a 1-yard keeper. 

Senior Ryan Geisler kicked the extra 
point to make the score 35-7 with the 
Kingsmen trailing. 

Czernek played the entire game. He 
completed 32 of 41 passes with no inter- 
ceptions for 303 yards. Czernek was also 
sacked 5 times for 33 yards in losses. 

Junior wide receiver/ punter Brian 
Woodworth punted three times for H 
yards (37.0 average) with a long of 44. 
Woodworth also led all Kingsmen 
receivers with eight receptions for 82 
yards and a long of 19. 

Senior running back Dorian Stitt car- 
ried the Kingsmen ground game with 39 
rushing yards on 15 carries. He caught 
four Czernek passes for 17 yards and 
added 63 yards on four kickoff returns. 

By Malin Lundblad and Shelby Russell 


Only a few weeks into the new semes- 
ter, the womens soccer team is already 
five games deep into a hectic schedule. 

After winning their first, pre-season, 
non- confernce, game on Friday, Sept. 1, 
with a 2-0 score against the Bethel College 
Royals from Minn., they continued pre- 
season play against the UC Santa Cruz 
Banana Slugs two days later. 

Taking place on Sunday, Sept. 3, the 
home game ended with the CLU Regals 
losing 0-1, but only after errant sprinklers 
interuppted play for 1 1 1/2 minutes, with a 
little over twenty minutes still to play in 
the first half. 

Rebounding the following Tuesday, 
however, they beat CSU Hayward on Sept. 
5, with a score of 4-1. 

The Southern California 

Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 
Championship started so early that Regal's 
only had a few days of practice before the 
season opening match. The first practice of 
the fall semester took place on August 26, 
when other CLU students were busy mov- 
ing into dorms, purchasing textbooks and 
attending orientations. There are a number 
of new freshmen on the team, and they 
struggled trying to attend both orientation 
activities and soccer practice. 

"The freshmen had to adjust to the 
academic world, dealing with the many 
differences between college and high 
school, as well as having had the added 
pressure of being new on the team," Head 
Coach Dan Kuntz said. 

"They have made many sacrifices to 

get the opportunity to play," Kuntz said. 

The team has a great tradition to 
uphold. Since 1991-1992 academic year, 
the women's soccer team has been the 
most successful of all the athletics pro- 
grams at CLU, in terms of SCIAC cham- 

They were also ranked 17th national- 
ly by the National Soccer Coaches 
Association of America (NSCCA). 

As the team's greatest strength, Kuntz 
mentions their willingness to give of them- 
selves for the benefit of one another. He 
also refers to the team's motto: "When a 
player steps on to the field, she is no longer 
a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, 
she is a teammate." 

Although admitting that some 
improvement needs to be done, such as 
being consistent and gaining confidence, 
Kuntz is optimistic about the team's ongo- 
ing championship. 

"They are working very hard to stay 
strong," Kuntz said, before the team took 
off to Oregon to battle Willamette 
University and Linfield College this week- 

Losing Friday's game on Sept. 8, the 
girls struggled to maintain their domi- 
nance. Scoring early, the Regal's were 
unable to maintain their lead. Giving up 
four consecutive goals to Willamette. 

Attempting a comeback toward the 
end, the women's team scored with twelve 
minutes left to play. 

Junior mid-fielder Malika Rice, 
scored fifteen minutes into the first half, 
while a defender, freshman Lauren 
Huckleberry, scored the team's second 

athlete of the week 

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Yreka High School '99 

Ham finished fourth on Friday, Sept. 9 with a time of 30:50 
for the five mile course at the University of Redlands 
Invitational. With a personal best of 29:05 at the Division 
III Western Regional Invitational in Portland last year. 

"It was a good time, I wanted to break 31 minutes, the rest 
of the season I'm hoping to break 30 everytime," Ham 

September 13, 2000 


The Echo 11 

start for 
Cross Country 

By Shelby Russell 

Competing on Saturday, Sept. 9, 
California Lutheran University's men and 
womens cross country teams finished 
strong individually at the Redlands 

The Regal's Lisa Pierce, a junior, had 
an individual finish of fourth overall in a 
field of 48 other runners, with a time of 
20:40 on the 3.5 mile course. 

Freshman Amanda Clever finished 
12th, freshmen Lindsey O'Neil finished 
15th, sophomore Katie Bashaw finished 
16th and sophomore Christian Newby fin- 
ished 18th. O'Neil was impaired by a leg 
cramp, but still managed to finish strong. 

The Regal's were weakened due to 
the abscence of sophomore Chelsea 
Christensen, who had to withdraw due to a 

"The team would have done much 
better if the cramps had not set in. 

Christensen and O'Neil are two of our 
strongest competitors," said head coach 
Ken Roupe. 

The Kingsmen, unfortunately, were 
unable to compete for team standing. 
Plagued by a knee injury, senior Karl 
Stututelburg had to withdraw from the 
meet, leaving the men's team ineligible for 
team competition. 

Needing five runners to be eligible, 
Stutelburg's withdrawl left the men's team 
with only four, forcing the men to forefit. 

As far as individual finishs were con- 
cerned the men ran well. Sophomore Tom 
Ham finished 4th with a time of 30:50, on 
the five mile course. 

The two freshmen on the team. Josh 
Kramer and Tim Huck, finished strong 
with overall finishes of 10th and 11th 
respectively, while junior Dave Shaver 
finished 20th. 

"All in all two fourth places on both 
sides shows a promising start to the sea- 
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September 20, 2000 

No ifs, cans or 
butts. Just clean 

See story on page 9 

shots shoo 

Meningitis and influenza 
shots keep away sickness 
for CLU students 

By Malin Lundblad 


Meningitis and influenza shots will 
be administered on Thursday, Sept. 21 
from 1 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Pavilion. 

Every year between 100 and 125 col- 
lege students get sick with meningitis. 
Five to 15 of them die. This is a doubled 
frequency of outbreaks since the early 

Students and faculty can .receive the 
vaccine Menomune, which protects 
against four of the five most common 
strains of meningitis. These strains 
account for nearly 70 percent of all cases 
on college campuses. 

The vaccine costs $75 and can be paid 
for with a credit card or billed to the stu- 
dent account. 

"1 would not be willing to pay $75 for 
a vaccine," junior Emily Holden said. 
"But my parents definitely would." 

For this reason, the Student Health 
Center is sending information about 
meningitis and the vaccine to the parents 
of all undergraduates. The letter also 
explains why college students have an 
increased risk for contracting meningitis. 
"They are overtired and overstressed, 
which lowers their immune system," said 
Beverly Kemmerling, director of the 
Student Health Center. "Especially fresh- 
men who live in the dorms are at risk." 

Victims of meningitis can contract the 
disease in one of two forms. It is either 
expressed as meningococcal meningitis, 
an inflammation of the membranes that 
surround the brain and spinal cord, or 
meningococcemia, where bacteria is pres- 
ent in the blood. 

Its viral form, meningoccocemia, is 
more common and less dangerous. 
VACCESSHealth usually works on the 
East Coast, but will offer this service to 
several California colleges next week. 

In addition to California Lutheran 
University, the vaccinations will be held at 
Loyola Marymount University, 

University of Southern California and 
Pepperdine University. 

"The vaccine has been very success- 
ful in the last two years," said Beth 
Frascatore, a nurse at the Simi Valley 

Kemmerling agreed, adding that there 
are virtually no side effects and that the 
vaccine is effective for three to five years. 

Art 341: 

Liberal arts students learn to 

teach elementary school 

students to make creative 

art projects. 

See story on page 7 

Kingsmen Cross 
Counrty shatters 
personal records 

See story on page 12 

ASCLU-G elects change 

One-fifth of students vote 
in election held last 
Tuesday and Wednesday 

By Patrick Chesney 


Roughly one-fifth of the CLU under- 
graduate student body stopped by the 
SUB to vote in the ASCLU-G elections on 
Tuesday, Sept. 12 and Wednesday, Sept. 

The low voter turnout went hand-in- 
hand with a lack of candidates for office; 
many of the positions had only one candi- 
date while others were write-in votes 

The lack of student participation has 
disappointed some members of the 

"Personally, I think this is not 
enough," ASCLU President Brian Card 

While roughly 100 to 150 more stu- 
dents participate in the end of the year 
election. Card said that the Election 
Committee is still trying to find ways of 
encouraging greater student participation 
in the elections. 

Currently, the committee is passing 

out booklets and posting notices in "The 

Edge," but new methods are constantly 

being sought after. 

Another aspect of the elections that 

the ASCLU government would like to see 

increase is the number of candidates run- 

Photograph by Scott Anderson 
Students partake in the student government elections in the SUB. 

ning for office. 

In this election, the only positions in 
which there was any competition at all 
was the station of programmer for Mount 
Clef and the at-large representatives. 

There were also no men running for 
office, but, according to Card, most of the 
student government has usually been 
composed of women. The exception to 
this generalization is the Student Senate, 

which Card said usually has "a good mix" 
of both men and women participating. 

In the future, if more students run for 
office, Card said that there is the potential 
for student debates as well as the develop- 
ment of solid platforms describing what 
each candidate stands for. 

Many of the winners of the recent 

elerrinn are excited tn he involved with 

Please see ELECTION, Page 3 

Kooser delights audience with poetry 

Please see SHOTS, Page 4 

Guest speaker brings 
small town life to CLU 
through poetry reading 

By Susan Tockgo 


With its evocation of small-town 
America and farm life, "poet of the peo- 
ple," Ted Kooser read several of his 
poems as the first speaker in CLU's 
Distinguished Speakers Series on 
Monday, Sept. 18 in Samuelson Chapel. 

As a member of the Artists and 
Speaker Committee, Dr. Jack Ledbetter, 
professor of English, introduced Kooser 
as a "poet of the people." 

Kooser's life long writing of poetry 
has resulted in a collection of eight full- 
length volumes and nine special collec- 

Kooser read the audience a selection 
of poems from forthcoming "Winter 
Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim 
Harrison," which was published by 
Carnegie-Mellon Press. 

Ledbetter admires Kooser for his life 
long habit of rising early to write from 
4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., which shows 
Kooser's devotion and discipline to poet- 
ry writing. 

In addition to receiving two awards 
from Creative Writing Fellowship from 
the National Endowment for the Arts, 
Kooser's poetry has appeared in well- 
known periodicals such as "The New 
Yorker," and "The 
American Poetry 


Furthermore, his 
poetry has been read by 
Harrison Keiler of the 
Prairie Home 

Companion of the 
National Public Radio. 

Contrasting his style 
of poems of concentrated 
metaphors and images, 
Kooser read a historical 
poem, "Pursuing Black 
Hawk," which is based 
on an account by an 
Illinois volunteer serving 

with President Jackson's army against the 
Black Hawks, a native American tribe, in 

"Kooser's writing offers beautiful 
images and metaphors. The connection 
he finds of animals to humans is in the 
best tradition; without sentimentality or 
sappiness," Ledbetter said. 

Please see POETRY, Page 4 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Ted Kooser starts the Distinguished Speaker Series. 



The Echo 

September 20, 2000 

this week at clu 


September 20 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
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September 21 


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Students Directed Black Box 
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8:00 p.m. 


September 23 

Universal City Walk and Ballet 


3:00 to 11:00 p.m. 

Student Directed Black Box 
"Vie Frogs" & "Opposing 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
8:00 p.m. 


September 24 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Students Directed Black Box 
"Vie Frogs" &" Opposing 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
8:00 p.m. 


September 25 

Homecoming Nominations 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Ny green 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

RHA Meeting 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


September 26 

Frieda Kahlo- Diego Rivera 
Kramer Court #8 
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

How Rad is Your Pad Contest 
Residence Halls 
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September 20, 2000 


The Echo 3 

Faculty debate use of embryos 

A debate about the use of 
human embryos for 
science research spawns 
much controversy 

By Tee-a Hof 


A debate on human embryo research 
focusing on whether the study on human 
cell growth should be researched using 
human embryos was held in the Nelson 
room on Thursday, Sept. 14. 

Speakers included faculty from the 
biology and religion departments of 
California Lutheran University. Each 
speaker was allotted time to give their 
expert opinion on the subject. 

According to philosophy professor 
Nathan Tiemey, research using human 
embryos may lead to new cures for dis- 
eases such as Alzheimer's, strokes, dia- 
betes, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's dis- 
ease, and even burn treatments. Tiemey 

also questioned the moral side of this type 
of research. 

"We are killing an embryo," Tierney 

Currently there are federal laws in the 
Unites States and Britain that outlaw the 
use of human embryos for research. 

According to biology professor David 
Marcey, these laws have loopholes. 

Researchers are able to bypass the 
laws which state that testing may be done 
on human embryos as long as the same 
researchers are not actually harvesting the 

"You'd be hard pressed to differentiate 
between a pig embryo and a human 
embryo," Marcey said. 

According to Marcey, human 
embryos being used would have only 16- 
32 cells at the time of testing and most of 
the cells would only be placenta material. 

According to biology professor Ken 
Long, most embryos at that stage of har- 
vesting would not implant if they were still 
in a human body. 

Many of these 
embryos are pro- 
duced by in-vetro 
fertilization and 
would be thrown 
away. The question 
is whether these 
human embryos 
should be allowed 
to be used for 
research since they 
are being thrown 

"It is not at all 
clear about the sta- 
tus of a pre-born 
embryo," religion 
professor Jarvis 
Streeter said. 

Streeter said 
that there are still 
questions to be 
answered regarding 
this subject. 

"Can we use 

Photograph by Katie Whearley 

Dr. Kenneth Long gives his expert opinion on the 
research of human embryos. 

Photograph by Katie Whearley 

Audience members partake in the debate with the faculty over the use of 
human embryos in scientific experimentation. 

non-human stem cells?" Streeter said. 

As explained by Marcey, stem cells 
are the reproduction of human cells, which 
are created by using human embryos. The 
process is very similar to cloning. 

"Assuming they're successful it's 
quite likely in a number of years we will 
have the ability to turn every stem cell into 
any other cell," biology professor Dennis 

Many audience members seemed con- 
cerned and questioned the moral versus 
political side of this issue. 

"Researchers clearly have the upper 
hand," audience member Devin Petroff 

Long seemed questionable on the 
studying of human embryos, yet did not 
deny the benefits that could come of it. 

"I'd be on the side of caution until we 
can further explore the other possibilities," 
Long said. 

Both sides seemed to agree that there 
are still many questions to be answered 
regarding the morality of the issue, and if 
the question can be answered as to the 

right or wrong for the whole society. 

"Absolutism can be a mistake," 
Marcey said. 

Marcey also questioned how people 
can impose religious beliefs on a world 
with so many different religions. 

Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, CLU's 
campus pastor, brought up the Lutheran 
church's beliefs on abortion which relate 
to the use of human embryos. 

"Human life in all phases of develop- 
ment is God given," Maxwell-Doherty 

By the end of the debate most of those 
in attendance agreed that it is difficult to 
ignore the fact that human embryo 
research may be a cure for many diseases 
and human defects. Yet, most also agreed 
that there is still too much to be answered 
before this type of research can begin. 

Maxwell-Doherty summed up her 
opinion in regards to the debate. 

"We may be poised at our own 
destruction," Maxwell-Doherty said. 


Election: Winners 

■ Continued from Page 1 

the CLU student government; some even already have a 
few ideas as to how they will use their positions to 
improve the school. 

Kristin Smith, one of the three new freshman sena- 
tors, said that she is interested in getting CLU students 
some pool rights at the local YMCA or Thousand Oaks 
High School, as the college is currently lacking a pool of 
its own. 

Smith, like other new members of the student gov- 
ernment, has had prior experience in student government 
while in high school. 

"I've had experience in this position [in high school] 
and so I figured I'd do a good job here," Smith said. 

Tricia Javier, the new marketer for the New West 
dorms won by write-in votes. Javier also believes that she 
can bring special talents to her new job. 

"I'd be a good programmer because people do things 
when I ask them to," Javier said. 

The position of president of the New West dorms, 
which had no candidates, is still up for grabs. 

Card said that the ASCLU government is planning to 
hold another election for this office, however, according to 
the ASCLU Constitution, if this position is not filled by 
Oct. 1 , then "the vacancy shall be filled by appointment," 
with the selection being made by the ASCLU president. 

ASCLU-G Fall 2000 Election Results 

Freshman Senator: 

Stephanie Salic 
Kristin Smith 
Rachel Eskesen 

At Large Senator: 

Emily Peters 
April Phillips 

Freshman Programs Board: 

Jonea Boysen 
Joannie Bryan 

At Large Programs Board: 

Megan Wheeler 
Jessica Magro 

New West: 

Programmer-Katelin Barrows 
Marketer-Tricia Javier 

Old West: 

President-Beth Montez 
Marketer-Breana St. John 
Programmer-Amanda Enterante 


President-Dante Few 
Programmer-Bobby Jo Cyr 
Marketer-Angela Richardson 


President-Dereem McKinney 
Programmer-Katy Walters 
Marketer-Sara Placas 

Mt. Clef: 

President-Johanna McDonald 
Programmer-Christine Casad 
Marketer-Michelle Hatler 

The Echo 


September 20, 2000 

Keeping you 
informed: RHA 

Bringing awareness to CLU students 

By Brooke Peterson 

After the call to order and the initial 
roll call, the RHA meeting was well on its 
way. The meeting brought issues and dis- 
cussion about how to improve residential 
life on Monday, Sept. 11. 

"With RHAs new role in ASCLU, as 
the fifth branch of government, I am 
expecting huge things from our organiza- 
tion this year," President Kim McHale 


The meeting started off with the dis- 
cussion of ASCLU-G elections and the 
fall retreat. 

Kim McHale and Brian Card were 
given kudos for their hard work during the 
summer months. ASCLU is two months 
ahead in organization than previous years. 
New parking in Thompson Hall is 
now available and the volleyball court will 
soon be open. Progress continues on the 
new residence hall. 

Blue light phones will be installed in 
Booth Park, the path to the library and the 
admissions parking lot. 

Another issue that was discussed was 
the new study area. Nygreen Hall will 
now be open for students to use as an all 
night study area from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 
Sunday through Thursday. 

RHA is looking to expand and 
improve dorm life and the overall experi- 
ence for CLU students here on campus. 

" "In addition to the changes brought 
about by the restructure of the ASCLU, 
the sheer number of people new to gov- 
ernment should bring about some major 
changes. The new people bring new per- 
spectives and ideas which will definitely 
update our programs. [CLU students] can 
expect to see some new ideas for our two 
biggest programs. Alcohol Awareness 
Week and Sexual Responsibility Week," 
McHale said. 

An event that students can expect to 
see happening soon is "How Rad is Your 
Pad?" which will take place on Sept. 26. 
There are three categories for this contest. 
"Suite Sweet Suite," which is the most 
home-y room, "The Golden Flush," which 
is the best decorated bathroom, and the 
"Bursting at the Theme," which is the 
room decorated with the best theme. 
Winning rooms will receive cash prizes. 

RHA is still accepting people who 
want to be a part of the action. If anyone 
is interested in getting involved contact 
your senior RA. 

Shots: Health 
Center Service 

■ Continued from Page 1 

The symptoms of meningitis are sim- 
ilar to those of the flu, including coughing, 
drowsiness and high temperature. The flu, 
however, can also be avoided this year. A 
flu shot, costing $10, will be available at 
the vaccine outreach as well. This will 
hopefully prevent the flu epidemic, which 
causes students to miss classes and exams 
every fall. 

"If 25 to 30 percent of the student 
body is vaccinated, the virus can't travel 
as fast," Kemmerling said. "That helps 
decrease the number of cases on campus." 
It takes about two to three weeks 
before the vaccine starts protecting against 
the flu, so students should be vaccinated 
before the flu occurs on campus. 

People between the ages 
of 18 and 24 have lowest 
rate for voting 

By Chris Schmitthenner 

As noticed by the sudden increase in 
television and radio advertisements and 
sudden appearances on every talk show 
imaginable by the two presidential and 
vice-presidential candidates, the 2000 
presidential election is now in full swing. 

Now as November grows closer and 
closer, the government is attempting to get 
voters more aware and interested in the 
presidential election. This can have signif- 
icant importance for college students, who 
are part of the population with the lowest 
voter turnout among eligible voters. 

This population also boasts the dis- 
tinction of having the lowest percentage of 

eligible voters registered. 

According to the Federal Election 
Commission, only around 32 percent of 
people between the ages of 18 and 24 who 
were eligible to vote made it to the polls 
for the last presidential election in 1996. 

The commission also showed that 
around 52 percent of people in this age 
group were not even registered to vote. 

"I don't think I am even registered to 
vote," junior Mike Herringer said. 

The Federal Election Commission 
also informs voters that they can register 
to vote at many different places. The 
DMV, the local post office and even 
CLU's library have paperwork to register 
eligible voters. 

Many students at CLU are away from 
home, so though they may be registered to 
vote in their hometown, they can not make 
it home to vote in November. 

"I don't even know where I am regis- 
tered, so I don't even know if I can vote," 
senior Brian Domingues said. 

Keeping you informed: Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 

Breaking the ice and getting to know 
the old, as well as the new faces got the 
first senate meeting going Monday, Sept. 
11 in Nygreen Hall. 

Angela Namba and Kevin Cale were 
newly appointed to senate during the 
meeting. Senate director Sally Sagen is 
looking forward to the upcoming year. 

"I think we have a great combination 
of returns and new faces that will generate 
some terrific ideas and really focus on the 
needs of the students," Sagen said. 

ASCLU president Brian Card says 
students can see similarities between this 
year's senate and last year's senate in that 
physical building projects will be focused 


"Senators are eager to work on resolu- 
tions, and that means better communica- 
tion between ASCLU government and 
administration," Card said. 

Some changes that junior senator Bret 
Rumbeck would like to see this year are 
remodeling the rest of Nygreen, flags in 
the classrooms and prohibiting flyers from 
being put in student mailboxes. 

"Nobody wants these [flyers.] All stu- 
dents do is throw them in the recycle bin," 
Rumbeck said. 

Although CLU has already made 
some modest improvements with the 
changes in the fitness center, during dis- 

cussion senior senator Janice Fringer 
questioned the delay in the SUB renova- 
tion. Dean of Students Bill Rosser said 
that work permits have delayed plans. 

"By this time next year every comer 
of the building needs to be retouched," 
Rosser said. 

Rosser reported the current changes 
within the SUB building, including the re- 
organization in the Student Affairs 

Mike Fuller was promoted to 
Associate Dean of Students and Director 
of Student Life, Angela Naginey is now 
Assistant Director of Student Life and 
Residence and Sara Hartley is Assistant 
Director of Student Life and Programs. 

Fuller reported other changes such as 
the new parking lot and volleyball court 
that will be available for students and fac- 
ulty. Also blue light phones which are 
safety phones students can use to call 
security will be located in Booth Park, the 
path to the library and the admissions 
parking lot. Fuller also reported that 
Nygreen will now be open for students to 
study in Sunday through Thursday, 10 
p.m. to 7 a.m. 

As new changes take place Senate 
wants to make sure they are attending the 
students needs. Senate is challenging stu- 
dents to take more time to talk to senators 
and say what they want. 

"The more students give feedback the 
better their representatives can put the stu- 
dents money in the places they want," 

People in this situation have the 
option of voting from home with an absen- 
tee ballot. That ballot will be mailed to a 
campus address from a student's home 
town, and the student can vote and mail it 

"I am registered as a permanent 
absentee voter," said Eric Stoffregen, a 
senior from Portland, Ore. "I will be 
receiving my ballot through the mail." 

But Stoffregen, as the statistics show, 
is among the minority in his age popula- 
tion. Over 24 million people between the 
ages of 1 8 and 24 did not vote in 1 996, and 
unfortunately, statistics show that most of 
them will probably not vote again come 

"I think it is important for everyone 
eligible to get registered and go out and 
vote," Stoffregen said. "Why should only 
people of a certain age or sector be the 
only ones having a say? What the govern- 
ment decides affects everyone, so every- 
one needs to voice their opinion." 

Keeping you 
Programs Board 

By Brooke Peterson 

Programs Board hosted a brief, but 
informative meeting on Monday, Sept. 1 1 
in Nygreen Hall. 

The meeting started off with two new 
members, Angela Namba and Kevin Cale, 
being voted into the Judicial Board. 

"Programs Board members have 
shown that they are dedicated to giving 
students what they want," said Programs 
Board Junior Representative, Jessica 


The main topic of discussion was the 
preparations for the Homecoming dance. 

The following agenda was talked 
about and almost all plans have been final- 
ized. The week of Homecoming begins on 
Sept. 25. 

A dinner will kick-off the festivities 
on Monday night. Tuesday will bring 
laughter as Mad Chat Taylor, a comedian 
comes to campus. Wednesday a game will 
be hosted called "Play 4 Pay." The week 
continues with Coronation and banana 
splits on Thursday and the Carnival and 
Midnight Madness on Friday. 

Saturday will the the Homecoming 
dance, with the theme of "Under the Big 


"This year already has some awe- 
some programming planned which focus- 
es on team spirit and CLU pride, while 
continuing Cal Lu traditions," Rose said. 

Poetry: Kooser gives taste of work 

■ Continued from Page 1 


It is only the old yellow shell 
of something long gone on, 
a dusty tunnel echoing 
with light, yet you can feel 
the speed along it, feel 
in your bones the tick of 

You hold a glove of lace 
a loose glitter of sequins. 

The ghost of a wind is in it 


for someone only yesterday 

was waving it: good-by. 

Somewhere, a long train 
crosses a border. The sun 
lights lamp 

in its thousand round win- 

All it knows is behind it 
Nothing it knows is ahead. 

It's whistle flicks into the 

—from his book of poetry, 
"Weather Central," which 
was published by 
University of Pittsburg Press, 
1994— ISBN 0-8229-5527-X 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Ted Kooser reads his poetry. 

September 20, 2000 


The Echo 5 

A time to prevent and cure 

Health center offers various 
vaccinations to combat severe 
diseases on campus. 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Students can protect their health by taking advantage 
of numerous vaccines offered in the health center. 

"There is going to be a very bad flu season which 
attacks over the holidays and right before finals," said 
health nurse Elaine Guellich. 

Flu season is approaching and meningitis is becom- 
ing a more common disease, especially among college 
students. The health center offers vaccines for both. 

The health center believes many serious infections 
can be prevented through vaccinations and urges students 
to learn more about common diseases on college campus- 

"All these vaccines are very safe, can prevent serious 
diseases, death and are easy ways to keep up your health," 
Guellich said. "Usually there is all kinds of information 
available as well as pamphlets and anyone in the health 
center will be more than happy to talk to you about any 
one of the vaccines." 

In mid November a vaccine for measles, mumps and 
rubella will be offered to students. These are shots given 
at a young age, but will be provided to those who have not 
yet received them. 

Some symptoms of mumps are fever, headache and 
swollen glands, all of which can lead to deafness. The 
Rubella virus can cause rash, mild fever and arthritis. 

Measles can cause rash, cough, runny 
nose, eye irritation and fever which can lead to 
ear infection, pneumonia, seizures, brain dam- 
age and death. These shots cost $5 to $10. 

"I had no idea there were so many vac- 
cines available on campus for such cheap 
prices," junior Juliana Hunter said. 

Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and tuber- 
culosis vaccines are also important. Diphtheria 
causes thick covering of the back throat and 
can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart 
failure and death. 

Tetanus is a painful tightening of muscles 
all over the body which can lead to death. 

Pertussis is a whooping cough. The 
symptoms last for week, and can lead to pneu- 
monia, seizures, brain damage and death. 

Tuberculosis is a disease spread by tiny 
germs that float through the air. These germs 
attack the lungs, kidney and other parts of the 
body. This shot costs $5. 

'This is a highly contagious disease which 
you can be exposed to when you go to a movie 
theater. We provide this test and also advise 
you to get a chest x-ray." said Guellich. 

Hepatitis B is a vaccine provided by the 
school and fights serious liver disease. It is rec- 
ommended for all entering students who are 
sexually active. This shot costs $15. 

"Taking charge of our health is very 
important, now that we're on our own," senior 
Megan Conrad said. 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Deborah Swell, the health center 's administrative assistant. 

Meningitis affecting 
college campuses 

By Larsen Ensberg 


Meningitis is a fatal desease that 
affects mainly college students. It can 
cause hearing loss, brain damage, kidney 
and heart failure. The most common strain 
is the swelling of membranes surrounding 
the brain and spinal cord. 

Most of the infected people show 
similar symptoms to other common ills, 
causing the disease to be unknown until 
serious problems occur. 

"The symptoms are similar to the flu. 
It's hard to tell the difference," Elaine 
Guellich, certified college nurse said. 

Fever, severe headaches, stiff neck, 
rash, nausea, vomiting and lethargy are 
part of the meningitis symptoms. 

"This is a disease that certainly 

everyone in college health lives in fear 
of," said John H. Turco, director of 
Dartmouth College health services. 

Statistics show that 10 percent of the 
infected population dies, while others are 
left with serious long-term disabilities. 

While still considered a rare disease, 
meningitis outbreaks have continued to 
rise. According to the Center for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC), 13 out- 
breaks were reported in 1991, 33 in 1996 
and 83 in the 1999 academic year were 
reported in the United States. 

In a 1998 study, CDC concluded out- 
breaks have risen on college campus due 
to the close proximity students live and 
work in. Meningitis can easily be spread. 
Direct contact with an infected individual 
through sharing a glass or cigarette, kiss- 
ing, coughing and sneezing. 

A vaccine has been devel- 
oped to combat strains of 
meningitis. This vaccination is 
believe to be 90 percent effec- 
tive and lasts three to five years. 
The cost of the vaccination is 

The vaccines are usually 
reimbursed by insurance com- 
panies. Despite the cost, health 
officials believe vaccinations 
are the easiest way to prevent 

"Meningitis is a very seri- 
ous disease. We're not enforcing 
it, but it is highly recommended 
to get the vaccination," said 


Meningitis and Flu Immunizations will be 

administered to California Lutheran 

University students and faculty on 

Thursday, Sept, 20, 2000 

Walk-in immunizations are available 1 :00 - 7:00 p.m 

The Pavilion 

Menigococcal meningitis is a 

rare but serious disease. This 
brain and spinal cord infection 
can be fatal in 10 percent of the 
cases. Nationally, cases are 
increasing within the college- 
aged population. The vaccine 
protects students from four of 
the five most common strains. 

Influenza strikes hundreds of 
college students each 
year — sometimes during mid- 
term or final exams. Students 
miss classes and are predisposed 
to bronchitis, pneumonia and 
ear infections. The vaccine is 
highly effective in preventing 
the flu. 

Cost: Meningitis Vaccine $75, Flu Vaccine $10 

Payment Options: 

♦ Bill to Student Account 
(must present valid student ID) 

♦ Credit Card 

(Visa, MasterCard, Amex) 

For more information call: 1-877-482-2237 
Visit our web site at 

6 The Echo 


September 20, 2000 

movie reviews 

John? is that 

By Ryan McElhinney 


I must say that I was pleasantly sur- 
prised to see a film of this type turn out to 
be fairly decent. 

"Bait" stars Jaime Foxx who plays a 
small-time criminal caught up in some 
big-time problems. 

After being released from prison, 
Foxx's character Alvin becomes bait for 
the FBI. The feds are chasing a comput- 
er-hacking genius who was involved in 
the robbery of the Treasury Reserve in 
New York City. 

The catch is that the bad guy, played 
by Doug Hutchison ('There's no such 
place as mouseville!"), is searching for 
Alvin in order to get some valuable infor- 
mation regarding the $42 million that was 
stolen from the Reserve. The plot is very 
original and makes for a pretty good 
movie script. 

Jaime Foxx sticks to what he does 
best in "Bait" which is being funny. His 
extensive stand-up career as well as his 
stint on "Living Color" provided Jaime 
with a good resume to do movies just like 
"Bait." Foxx really holds his own in the 
film, making viewers laugh time and time 

Doug Hutchison plays Bristol, the 
maniac computer genius protagonist. 
When Bristol makes his first appearance 
in the film, I mistook him for John 
Malkovich. Huchison — whether purpose- 
fully or not — looks, acts and sounds 
almost exactly like Malkovich. I cannot 

decide whether Bristol was a good villain, 
or just an imitation of a good villain. 

In either case, Hutchison does a good 
job. Another "Green Mile" veteran David 
Morse (Brutal) joins the cast of "Bait" as 
FBI agent Edgar Clenteen. It seems that 
Morse has been forever type-cast as a 
police officer. He does a fine job in every 
instance, but is in no way limited to this 
type of character (the reader will note "12 

In my humble, sexist opinion, Morse 
is one of the most versatile and underrat- 
ed actors around. He plays the hardened, 
determined agent in "Bait" just as he 
plays all of his rolls— with quiet great- 


I give this movie 3 out of 5 
worms (get it? worms. ..bait...? I 
tried). Go see this movie, it's worth 
it— at the discounted student rate 
of course. 

rental of the week 

If you haven't seen "The 
Green Mile" yet you should be 
deported, but since there is no real 
justice in the world, go rent it. 


weekly trivia 

What was the name of the 
character on "Living Color" who 
uttered the phrase, "I'll rock your 

Nurse Betty: 
The movie is in 
critical condition 

By Eric Kallman 


You can mess up a drama and it ends 
up corny, you can mess with a comedy 
and it will be boring, but when you can't 
pull off a dark comedy the result is horri- 
ble. And that's exactly the word to 
describe Neil LaBute's latest effort, 
"Nurse Betty." 

Walking the thin line between 
humorus and grotesque was done beatiful- 
ly in such films as "Fargo." However, 
"Nurse Betty" never had the critical 
laughs it needed to begin with, leaving the 
overdone graphic violence to further ruin 
the film and aggravate its audience. 

The plot for "Nurse Betty's" reads 
like it has some comedic promise. 

Rene Zellweger is a Kansas house- 
wife who drops everything and goes to 
Los Angeles hoping to find her obsession, 
a soap opera doctor played by Greg 
Kinnear. Meanwhile, Zellweger is being 
followed by Morgan Freeman, an equally 
obsessed hit man accompanied by his son 
and partner Chris Rock. 

Don't let this fool you. "Nurse 
Betty" has a very simple and predictable 
story line. But this movie wasn't made 
for its great offbeat humor.. ..that doesn't 

This was also the film that was sup- 
posed to catapult Chris Rock into legiti- 
mate movie stardom. 

Unfortunately, this will never happen. 
Rock is a gifted stand-up comedian,and 

his inability to act has been covered up 
well in such films as "Dogma" with the 
funny material he had to deliver. But in 
"Nurse Betty," Rock's dialogue is not 
humorus at all, allowing us to all notice 
his raw and over-exagerrated perform- 
ance. As far as movies are concerned, 
Rock's career may have already have 
reached its peak. 

Rock's poor performance was further 
amplified next to the polished talent of 
Morgan Freeman. 

Freeman is undeserving of the role 
created for him in "Nurse Betty," and has 
managed to put together a short string of 
flops that a couple years ago with "Hard 

Zellweger gave an extremely likable 
performance and, like Freeman, did all 


she could with what was handed to her. 

"Nurse Betty" would receive a 
on my rating scale. I would rather 
have spent my money on a meal at 
the caf. 

cd review 

"Places": A 
new album for 
jazz lovers 

By Linda Hylten 


over the world. 

I don't think this album is as bad as 
the cheesy rap music about thongs, or the 
sick alternative music that speaks of how 
to cook a cat in 10 ways. 

Somehow jazz just scares me. It 
makes my body shiver, my skin get goose 
bumps and I always get nervous. 

However, some people really like it. 

Photograph courtesy of Warner Brothers Records 

8rad Mehldau, music writer for band "Places." 

"Places" is an album filled with good 
jazz tracks, and for those who appreciate 
jazz this album will definately suit your 

Brad Mehldau is a talented music 
writer and "Places" is the seventh album 
he has written by himself. Joining him in 
the compilation of this album is Larry 
Grenadier on bass and Jorgen Rossy on 
drums. This trio is featured in almost 
everyone of Mehldau's solo albums. 

Before he started a career of his own, 
Mehldau played the piano as a sideman 
and co-leader. 

Many of the tracks on his albums are 
featured in movies like "Eyes Wide Shut," 
"Midnight in the Garden of Good and 
Evil," and "Space Cowboys." 

He has received many awards for his 
excellent music, and he is honored all 


I give this CD a 4 out of 5. If 
you like jazz, you'll love this CD. If 
you hate jazz, you'll hate it. 

September 20, 2000 

The Echo 7 

Students bring art to kids 

Students taking Art 341 
help local elementary 
students with crafts 

By Patrick Chesney 


At one point or another during their 
career at CLU, all undergraduate students 
trying to complete a liberal studies major 
must pick up their crayons again and try 
their luck in Art 341: Arts and Crafts in the 
Elementary School. 

"Most students like it and most stu- 
dents have benefited by the fact that their 
conscience is elevated in terms of what art 
could be for children and what art really is 
for children," Dr. Jerry Slattum said. 
Slattum teaches two Art 341 classes with 
about 20 upperclassmen in each. 

Slattum also jokes that the class can 
be boiled down to 150 ways to use color 
crayons, but it is actually more complicat- 
ed than that. 

The purpose of this class is to prepare 
college graduates for the field of education 
and there are numerous state-mandated 
components that must be included in the 
course, Slattum said. 

Firstly, at some point during the 
course, the students must work with kids at 

a grammar school. 

The prospective teachers must also be 
able to identify the various types of educa- 
tional groups within the community, such 
as Sunday schools and pre-schools. 

California law also mandates that they 
must be aware of philosophical issues 
dealing with the creative mind; Slattum 
accomplishes this by giving the undergrad- 
uates assignments in which they must read 
relevant books and scholarly articles on 
the subject. 

The students must also teach crafts to 
their peers as part of their experience in the 
class, so that they can receive critical 
advice from them. 

Slattum said that he usually receives 
positive feedback about the class from stu- 

"I didn't realize how important art is 
in the development of children," junior 
Nancy Lachman said. 

Lachman, who is currently teaching at 
a pre-school but wants to teach older chil- 
dren in the future, also said that she appre- 
ciates how this class gives her more ideas 
of how to deal with kids. 

"Dr. Slattum makes it fun and it's 
interesting learning about how kids react 
to things," junior Hilary Sieker said. 

Some students are astonished at the 
teaching hints they learn in class. 

"I was surprised to learn 
that I'm not supposed to con- 
gratulate kids on their work 
because this will make them 
try to make art that will 
please the teacher more than 
anything else," junior Kelly 
Fisher said. 

Although this class has 
been offered for quite some 
time, Slattum is always seek- 
ing ways to improve the qual- 
ity of the program. 

"We have just applied for 
state approval of a waiver 
that will allow students to 
teach art without taking the 
state test," Slattum said. 

He is also trying to 
broaden the program to 
include accreditation for 
teaching art in secondary 

Even if this petition is 
approved, however, Slattum 
said that it would not alter the 
curriculum of the class. 

'This class inspires the 
students to have an apprecia- 
tion for art and then share it 
with the local children," sen- 
ior Claire Horn said. 

"Most students have benefited 
by the fact that their conscience 
is elevated in term of what... are 
really is for children." 


Faculty quintet expresses their talent 

Pholograph by Karl Fedjc 

Dorothy Schechter on piano, Louise MacGillivray on french horn and Fred 
Beerstein on the oboe. 

Faculty quintet: Teachers 
share variety of music with 

By Carrie Rempfer 


Music notes filled Samuelson Chapel 
as the faculty wind quintet displayed their 

talent Sunday Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. 

The wind quintet consisted of Nancy 
Marfisi on the flute, Fred Beerstein on the 
oboe, Daniel Geeting on the clarinet, 
Dianna Yao on the bassoon, Louise 
MacGillivray on the french horn and spe- 
cial guest Dorothy Schechter on the piano. 

The professors that took part in the 
quintet are professional musicians. Several 
musicians teach at California Lutheran 

University, others teach at other area col- 

According to Diana Yao the quintet 
had four rehearsals before the concert. 

The quintet performed works of J.S. 
Bach, Beethoven, Irving Fine and 
Hindemith. The concert began with "Little 
Fugue in G Minor" by Johann Sebastian 
Bach, arranged by Stevens. 

"I enjoyed the performance a lot. The 
acoustics in the chapel really brings the 
music alive," said senior Beth Hoffman. 

The concert then proceeded with 
music by Irving Fine. The quintet per- 
formed variations of Fine's work such as 
"Gigue" and "Coda." 

Following the works of Fine, the quin- 
tet then played works from Ludwig Van 

The quintet consisted of the oboe, 
clarinet, horn, bassoon and the piano for 
these pieces. The music that was per- 
formed by Beethoven is pieces such as 
"Grave," "Allegro ma non troppo." 
"Andante cantabile" and "Rondo." 

The first Beethoven piece was written 
by Beethoven for himself to play. 

"It is very Motzartain," Geeting said. 

Geeting gave a brief history of each 
artist and of the pieces they were perform- 

"I really enjoyed the Beethoven 
pieces," said Beerstein. 

The last pieces that were performed 
by the quintet were the works of Paul 
Hindemith. The pieces are entitled 
'Lustig," "Walzer," "Ruhig und einfach," 
"Schnelle Viertel," and "Sehr Lebhaft." 

"I love performing. I love it a lot," 
Schechter said. 

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September 20, 2000 

Fight for your 
right to free 


As a U.S. citizen, I have the 
right to free speech. As a student of 
CLU, that right is slightly violated. 

In order to put up posters on 
campus, I need to get ASCLU 
approval. I also have to live with 
the fact that if the higher powers 
don't like something that was print- 
ed in this paper, it can be pulled 
from the newsstands. 

Because CLU is a private uni- 
versity, the First Amendment rights 
of its students are not fully recog- 
nized or protected by law. 
Hopefully, this will not always be 
the case. 

The faculty at CLU voted in 
favor of a free speech area propos- 
al at the Feb. 4, 2000 meeting. 
ASCLU also voted in favor of the 
area. But there is more work to be 

An location for the free speech 
area needs to be agreed upon, and 
administration and student govern- 
ment need to decide how the free 
speech area proposal should be 

Some administrators are under- 
standably concerned about a free 
speech area being implemented on 
campus because they think the area 
will be abused. 

The purpose of the free speech 
area is not for students to put up 
pornography or to streak naked just 
for kicks. Its purpose is much 
broader and more complicated than 

The purpose of the free speech 
area is for students to say what they 
believe without being afraid to say 
it. If a student is not happy with 
something about the university, the 
free speech area is their freedom to 
say something and perhaps even 
change what he/she does not like. 

If the free speech area is imple- 
mented, the area will be a place for 
clubs and organizations to have 
debates, protests or public conver- 
sations about an issue. 

Part of the CLU mission state- 
ment reads, "The mission of the 
University is to educate leaders for 
a global society who are strong in 
character and judgment, confident 
in their identity and vocation, and 
committed to service and justice." 

That said, CLU should have a 
free speech area for students to 
demonstrate that each student has 
his/her individual character. 

If you think the free speech area 
is a good idea for CLU, don't be 
afraid to tell ASCLU or administra- 
tion. They need to know that stu- 
dents want to exercise their rights 
so action can be made. 

This letter is in response to the letter to the editor in 
the Echo on Sept. 13. 1 disagreed with some of the com- 
ments made in the letter and I would like to express a few 
views of my own. 

At its root, California Lutheran University is an insti- 
tution of Lutheran higher education. Along with this dis- 
tinction go certain moral precepts and ideas. These ideas 
are reflected in the policies of the university. One such 
view is that a prominent drinking culture is not an impor- 
tant or beneficial part of a college education. 

This view, as well as the university policy on alcohol, 
is made clear to prospective students from the start. I 
heard about the old "five strikes" policy during my very 
first visit to the campus. So if a prospective student does 
not agree with this or feels that drinking needs to be an 
integral part of their college career, perhaps CLU is not 
the best choice for them. There are plenty of other 
schools do not have policies like ours. 

If a student disagrees with the policy and still choos- 
es to come here, they are accepting responsibility for any 
actions that violate the policies of the university. If that 
student gets a write-up for drinking on campus, they 
should accept both the write-up and the sanctions which 
accompany it with grace and maturity, acknowledging 
that they knew the policy and the sanctions and still 
decided to drink on campus. 

I support the university's new "three strikes" policy 
1 00 percent. If CLU is going to state that it aims to be a 
dry campus, it should put some teeth in the policy that 
enforces that idea. 

Further, as is stated in the CLU standards of conduct, 
"The university adopts only such policies and procedures 
that seem necessary for the welfare of the educational 
community." Alcohol and other drugs, when used irre- 
sponsibly, can and do result in harm to the user. The uni- 
versity's new policy aims to keep its students safe and 
free from harm. 

The university and the new policy do not aim to 
insult our "intelligence, maturity or right to make our 
own decisions." We made our own decision when we 
decided to attend a university which does not allow 
drinking on its campus. 

Finally, before attacking the policies of the universi- 
ty, please try to understand the reasoning behind them. 
The alcohol policy is based on the values of the univer- 
sity as an institution and is here for the safety of its stu- 
dents. The co-hab policy has nothing to do with whether 



or not students are having sex. I have a little more faith 
in our administrators than to think that they really 
believe that students only have sex during a small five 
hour window during the day. The co-hab policy has a lot 
to do with providing a good learning environment, one in 
which roommates do not drive each other crazy by hav- 
ing their significant others all but living with them. It 
also encourages students to get a little sleep. 

We made the choice to be here, knowing full well 
what CLU stands for and what it stands against. Let us 
accept the decisions we make and the consequences that 
come along with those decisions. Blaming someone else 
for our unhappiness with something we chose is a lot 
more insulting to our right to make decisions than any 
policy the university could ever implement. 

Kim McHale 



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September 20. 2000 


The Echo 9 

A day at the beach, but not for R & R 

By Cory Hughes 


Lord of Life Church campus ministry, 
the biology department and the communi- 
ty service center helped and supported a 
beach cleanup in Oxnard where they got 
no rest and relaxation Saturday, Sept. 16. 

According to the California Coastal 
Commission, millions of pounds of trash 
will make its way onto California beaches, 
shores and coastlines this year. 

Some trash is tossed there by careless 
beach -goers, some is dumped off boats, 
but the majority of trash reaching 
California's coastline will be washed there 
from nearby roads, parking lots and yards. 
This makes the need for help greater than 
ever and it requires the effort of many. 

Cleanups were held all day along 

California's beaches, rivers, highways and 
coastlines, as well as a number of inland 

Eighteen CLU students joined about 
150 people this year at the Ormond Beach 
cleanup site, along with faculty amerita 
Jan Bowman and faculty ameritus Byron 
Swanson. A group of approximately 75 
students from a nearby high school also 

"I don't really feel that I have helped 
that much because it wasn't a highly used 
beach," sophomore Michael Barker said 
after the cleanup was over. 

The cleanup took about four hours 
and ended with just over 2,300 pounds of 
trash collected. 

Some of the items that were picked up 
were a broken cooler, hundreds of beer 
bottles, a plastic peanut butter jar, a bicy- 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Senior Katie Placido picks up trash with other students at Ormond Beach. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Sophomores Natalie Speck and Michael Barker pick up trash. 

cle tube, glass and even a plastic army 

"I think that everyone was amazed by 
how much trash we picked up," Senior 
Andrea Gerling said. "It was really a 
worthwhile cause because their was such a 
need for Ormond Beach to be cleaned." 

This was the California Coastal 
Commission's 16th annual coastal cleanup 

"Ventura County has really been try- 
ing to do a lot more recently to keep the 
beaches clean. I think that this was a great 
day for many of the Ventura Country 
beaches," Gerling added. 

"I have enjoyed the California beach- 
es my whole life and today was a great 
opportunity to give back to this majestic 
wonder," senior Katie Placido said. 

When sophomore Natalie Speck heard 
Placido's comment, she was quick to agree 
with it. 

A barbecue lunch followed the 
cleanup to thank everyone for all of their 
help. The free meal included steak, ham- 
burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni 
salad, cookies, water and soda. 

"It was the best food I have ever had. 
The steak and chicken were great and the 
garlic bread was fantastic," Gerling said. 
"I can't believe that Ventura County pro- 
vided everyone with so much to eat." 

A raffle also accompanied the barbe- 
cue. Everyone who brought in trash 
received a string of tickets which entered 
them in the raffle. Over 50 prizes, such as 
water guns, balloons, dart boards and 
other toys were given away. 

Many parts, but all one body 

By Suzie Shively 


"People are made up of many parts, 
but are all one body." 

That was the theme of Wednesday's 
chapel service. The prayer of the day sup- 
ported the theme and it encouraged every- 
one to be part of a larger community that 
works together to bring God's message of 
love to the world. It challenged people to 
work as partners in harmony to do God's 

The prayer of the day also prepared 
the congregation for the scripture reading 
1 Corinthians 12:4-7,14-20, which states 
that God has given everyone a gift, 
whether it be a gift of service, a gift of 
healing, or a gift of tongues. It also states 
that God calls people to use those gifts so 
that they may be a manifestation of God's 
love and help those in need. 

The passage used the example of 
how the human body is made up of many 
parts to illustrate how important it is to 
work together as "one body" even though 
we are made up of different parts. 

While reading the scripture, junior, 
Chris Hauser said, "If the ear would say, 
'because I am not an eye, I do not belong 

to the body,' that would not make it any 
less a part of the body. If the whole body 
were an eye where would the hearing be?" 

Pastor Melissa Maxwell-Doherty 
continued this theme in her homily. Her - 
message was that in order for God's will to 
be done each member of God's society 
must use his or her gifts, talents or skills 
for the greater good of the community. 

She began with a story of a woman 
who had a tough moral decision to make. 
The woman was a food photographer for 
commercials and she was asked to sign a 
contract disclosing that she had not altered 
the picture of food even though she had. It 
was a decision that was in direct conflict 
with everything she thought to be right and 
moral to do. She knew that not signing it 
would mean thousands of dollars down the 

Pastor Melissa further explained how 
the woman called upon her faith to help 
her through this tough decision. The 
woman discovered that her work should be 
done for the glory of God and that she 
must walk the path of righteousness with 
the Lord. Because of this decision she 
decided not to sign the paper. 

Pastor Melissa used this as an exam- 
ple of a member of the body working for 
the greater good of the community. The 

Photograph by Scott Andersen 

Pastor Melissa Maxwell-Doherty gives her homily and she challenges 
the congregation to be one part of a whole in God's community. 

women in her story used her gifts to serve 
God and the world. Pastor Melissa con- 
cluded by saying that we are all needed to 
do God's work and that we are "challenged 
to use the gifts that [we] have graciously 
been given." 

Pastor Melissa also challenged the 
congregation to "be a pencil in God's 

hand" and to write letters of love to the 

At the conclusion of chapel, the 
prayers of blessing reminded the congre- 
gation that all the different members of 
God's community work together to make 
the body strong. God also blesses those 
who share their gifts and talents with all. 


The Echo 


September 20, 2000 

Reg a is beat U of Red lands 1 

By Katie Bashaw 


The CLU women's soccer team began 
conference play this week with a victory 
over the University of Redlands Bulldogs 
on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The Regals con- 
tinuing their winning streak on Saturday, 
Sept. 16, in a non-conference match 
against the Point Loma Nazarene 
University Crusaders. 

In their first SCIAC game of the sea- 
son, senior mid-fielder Betsy Fisch, scored 
against Redlands from center field, five 
minutes into Wednesday's game, with an 
assist by junior forward Leilani Green. 
The kick skirted through Bulldog goalie 
Meghan Jupin's legs to start the Regals off 

Ten minutes into the second half, 
sophomore forward Bonnie Bornhauser, 
assisted by freshmen defender Lauren 
Huckleberry, converted a three-yard 
rebound off the goalie to cushion CLU's 

Redlands attempted a comeback late 
in the second half, bringing the final score 
to 2-1, as Redlands' player Heather 
Lenefsky scored with a six yard pass off 
an assist from Redlands' Sydney Johnson. 
In a non-conference home game against 

Point Loma on Saturday 
16. freshman defender 
Lauren Huckleberry 
scored the first goal of 
the game late into the 
first half, taking the 
Regals into halftime 
with a score of 1-0. 

Point Loma 

rebounded early in the 
second half, tying the 
game at 1-1, before jun- 
ior defender Holly 
Martin scored on a 
header off of sopho- 
more forward Alix 
Rucinski's deflected 

A few minutes 
later, Martin scored a 
second time, again on 
an assist by Rucinski, to 
bring the score to 3-1. 

If Martin scored 
one more goal, she could 
have had a hat trick for 
the game. 

"The thought didn't even enter my 
mind. I was just so happy because I felt 
like I was in a slump for a while and it felt 
so good to score and get back into it. 
Coach said it was a big monkey off my 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Racing a University of the Redlands opponent, forward Alix Rucinski, charges the ball, 
during the game on Wednesday, Sept. 13. 


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back," Martin said. 

With the score of 3- 1 late in the sec- 
ond half, Rucinski again stepped up to 
score CLU's fourth goal of the game. 
Responding to the attack, the Point 
Loma Crusaders 
scored their second 
goal of the game a 
few minutes later to 
complete Saturday's 
match with a score 
of 4-2. 

Freshman goalie 
Pamela Clark played 
for two-thirds of 
Saturday's game and 
had five saves, while 

junior Tiffany Kayama had four saves in 
goal for the Regals. 

Now that the women's team have had 
some more time to get to know one anoth- 
er, their teamwork is reflecting the grow- 
ing bond. 

"We're starting to gel more," said 
Martin, "we're playing the game we know 
we can play." The team has an intense 
schedule and not much practice time to 
work on technique and leam each other's 
skills, but it has forced the Regals to 
quickly concentrate on "finding the 
strengths of our teammates and use that to 
benefit the whole." 

The Regals wrap up this week 1-0 in 
SCIAC play and 5-2 overall. 

Charging the ball, freshman defender Lauren 
Huckleberry beats a University of Redlands opponent 
to the ball during a home game on Wednesday, Sept. 
13. The Regals beat the Redlands Bulldogs 2-1 on 
Wednesday, as well as the Point Loma Crusaders 4- 
2, on Saturday Sept. 16 . 


Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Regals struggling to open season 

By Scott Andersen 


The women's volleyball team moved 
to 0-2, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, as they 
were ousted in a five game series against 
Concordia University(10-2), at 
Concordia. Beginning the match-up 
rather sluggishly, the Regals lost their first 
game 15-2, but fought back, winning the 
next two games 15-11, 15-9. The Regals, 
however, were unable to sustain their 
momentum through the last two games as 
they fell to the Eagles 15-9, 15-11. 

"It was a good match for us to play 
before going into the Whittier [touma- 
ment]...because it helped us to gain more 
experience in playing together and helped 
raise our confidence level as a team," jun- 
ior setter Kari Whitney said. 

The entire match lasted 2 hours and 

1 1 minutes as both teams battled back and 
forth trying to pull out the win. Still quite 
early into the Regals' volleyball season, 
the team has had few opportunities to play 
as as group against other teams, only hav- 
ing faced off against Westmont College on 
Sept. 9. 

Leading the Regals in Wednesday's 
match was sophomore Sally Jahraus who 
recorded 17 kills, 10 digs and five service 
aces. Whitney also led the way with 50 
assists, six digs and a pair of aces. 

The Eagles were led by junior Erin 
Shevlin who had 19 kills and 13 digs, 
Annie Sand added 18 kills and Theresa 
Gunsalus contributed 56 assists to 
Concordia cause. 

"I think that we are growing with 
every game as a team. We came out pret- 
ty weak against Westmont but really 
stepped up our play against Concordia and 

I think we will continue to improve each 
game that we play together," freshman 
Britney West said. 

The Regals continued play on Sept. 
15-16, away, at the Whittier tournament 
where they began play against Chapman 
University. The Regals came out victori- 
ous over the Panthers beating them in 
three straight games, 15-5, 15-8,15-7. 

Later that evening the Regals faced 
off against Cal State Hayward. In that 
match the Regals were up against a tough 
Div.ll opponent but were able to string 
them out to five games and just missed 
pulling off the upset. The game scores 
were 15-12, 6-15, 10-15, 15-4 and 15-17. 
"This weekend was a good tourna- 
ment for us because we improved very 
much as a team. The Cal State Hayward 
match was one of the best we have played 
together so far this season," sophomore 

JamieArnold said. 

On Saturday morning the Regals 
went up against Occidental College. 
Theladies continued their good play as 
they dominated the match winning 15-9, 
15-5, 14-16, and 15-4. 

The victory earned the Regals a spot 
in the semi-finals where they faced the 
University of LaVeme. In the match the 
Regals had a little bit of misfortune as 
they could not maintain their rhythm. 
They fell to LaVerne 8-15, 15-11, 12-15, 
7-15, just missing the tournament final. 

"Overall we were happy with our 
play this weekend although we didn't 
make the finals. We learned a lot of things 
about each other and felt like we really 
began to mold as a team, which will help 
when we get into our conference play this 
Friday," Arnold said. 

September 20, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Kingsmen victorious 
in season opener 

By Tom Galante 

srorwra* — 

Rebounding after defeat to Willamette 
University and Linfield College last 
weeks, the Kingsmen soccer team was 
back in action verses the UC Santa Cruz 
Banana Slugs Thursday, Sept. 14. 

Senior mid-fielder Andrew 

Montenegro's attempted free kick on goal 
was initially headed by junior forward 
David Maupin but deflected by Santa 
Cruz's goalie, when Kingsmen grad stu- 
dent forward Oskar Kantoft found the 
back of the net for the game deciding goal. 
Scored at the 100:44 mark, Kantoft's goal 
was the non-conference game's only 
score. The overtime goal gave the 
Kingsmen their sec- 
ond win of the season, 
having defeated 

Minnesota's Bethel 
College 5-2 on. 

Defending the 
Kingsmen in goal 
throughout the dura- 
tion of the match-up 
was junior goalie Jose 
Brotherton, with a 
total of eight saves for 

"It was a very 
well played match 
and I was happy with 
the way the team 
played today," head 
coach Dan Kuntz 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

said, of Saturday's game. The win 
improved the Kingsmen's record to 2-2 for 
the season. 

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Kingsmen 
were matched against the Cal Tech 
Beavers, beginning SCIAC conference 
play. With numerous players seeing action 
in this contest, the Kingsmen ended the 
day with an 11-0 shutout victory. 

"It is good to play Cal Tech because 
we still have to play our game no matter 
who our opponent is," Kantoft said. The 
Kingsmen were lead by both Kantoft and 
freshman forward Daniel Ermolovich, 
who each scored three goals. Senior mid- 
fielder Jason Zazzi, and junior mid-fielder 
Sven Erik Nisja, both scored two a piece, 
and junior forward David Maupin scored 
one. The Kingsmen amassed a total 69 
shots on goal compared to the Beaver's 

"I have to give Cal Tech a lot of cred- 
it because they never gave up today... they 
are the epitomey of the student athlete," 
Kuntz said. "Our players showed great 
sportsmanship and character on and off the 
field... it was great to start out our first 
league match with a win," Kuntz said. 

Above: Thwarting a UC Santa Cruz 
Banana Slug, on Wednesday Sept. 13, 
junior forward David Maupin controls 

Right: Attempting to intercept the ball, 
senior and team co-captain forward 
Andrew Montenegro battles a UC Santa 
Cruz opponent, on Wednesday, Sept. 
13. The Kingsmen beat the Slugs 1-0 
10 minutes into overtime play during 
Wednesday's non-conference home 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 


Cross Country 

CLU Invitational 


September 23, 9 a.m. 


University of Redlands 


September 23, 7 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 


September 20, 4 p.m. 

Occidental College 


September 23, 1 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer 

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 


September 20, 4 p.m. 

Occidental College 


September 23, 11 a.m. 


Whittier College 


September 22, 7:30 p.m. 

Occidental College 


athlete of the week 


Oskar Kantoft 

grad student 


men's varsity soccer 

3 V 

St. Petre Skolan '96 

Malmo, Sweden 

Scoring a total of four 
goals in this week's two 
games, Kingsmen for- 
ward Oscar Kantoft is 
building an impressive 
legacy in the CLU's 
men's soccer record 
books. Sitting out last 
season to complete his 
undergraduate degree in 
finance, Kantoft has 
made a triumphant 
return. Although not 
having played last year, 
Kantoft's game is not 
reflecting his hiatus. 
Contributing six of the 
team's 18 goals thus far, 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Battling for the ball, grad student forward Oscar Kantoft, challenges a 
UC Santa Cruz opponent, on Thursday, Sep. 14, at home. Kantoft 
scored the game's only goal, 10 minutes into overtime play. 

Kantoft is presently 
ranked fifth for most 
career goals, and fifth 
for most career points. 
Returning to this year's 
team among 16 fellow 

letterwinners, Kantoft 
received First Team All- 
Athlete Third Team all 
America in 1998. 



The Echo 

September 20, 2000 

Record breaking racing 

By Larsen Ensberg 

Despite the hot and humid weather, 
both the men's and women's cross country 
teams show strength at the Westmont 
Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16. 

The men's team showed only four 
runners, automatically making them ineli- 
gible for the team competition, which 
requires five runners. Two key injuries to 
Kingsmen runners freshman Josh Kramer, 
out with shin splints, and Karl Stutelberg, 
out with knee trouble, took it's toll on the 
team. With Stutelberg not running and 
Kramer running injured, the remaining 
Kingsmen runners had to shoulder the 
burden individually. 

Staying consistent with a time of 
32.46 in the 5-mile very hilly course , Tim 
Huck managed to match his time against 
that of the flat Redlands course, the week 
before. Tom Ham earned a new personal 

record of 29.17 beating his previous mark 
by 1 minute and 30 seconds. Also achiev- 
ing a new personal record was Dave 
Schaferwhosetimeof33.51 was 1 minute 
and 25 seconds faster than his old mark. 

Coach Ken Roupe was pleased with 
the men's result and new personal records 
of his remaining runners. "We had slower 
times but ran a better race. With the hot 
weather and very hilly course our team 
still rose to the occasion," said coach 

"There are a lot of teams in the middle 
of the pack. It's going to come down to 
who's team stays healthy and has time for 
recovery... A good dose of work and rest 
should be the key to the good season," said 

Still early in the season, the team is 
optimistic looking toward future perform- 
ances. "We're looking forward to the full 
team running in next weeks home meet. 
The whole team will be ready to run," said 
freshman Josh Kramer. 

Overall the Regals had a great show- 
ing at the Invitational having three runners 
place in the top 20. Lisa Pierce had a 
strong showing finishing ninth overall 
with a time of 20.35 in the 3.1 mile course. 
Also placing in the top 20 was Chelsea 
Christensen who finished twelfth with a 
time of 20.41, and Lindsay O'neill who 
finished twentieth with a time of 22.07. 
Both Christensen and O'neill suffered leg 
cramps against Redlands but raised their 
marks in this week's competition. 

"We all improved since last week. It 
was a harder course but we felt stronger. 
Coach Roupe has been pushing us very 
hard over the week and that made the dif- 
ference," said sophomore Katie Bashaw . 

Often unknown is the amount of train- 
ing that cross country teams do to prepare 
for meets. Swimming, weight training, as 
well as various running exercises are all 
utilized in practice. 

The Kingsmen and Regals cross coun- 
try teams will host the fourth annual 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Participating in a scrimmage, on Sept. 17, a CLU student plays flag 
football as a part of this year's new expanded intramural and recre- 
ational sports league. 

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"There are a lot of 
teams in the middle of 
the pack. It's going to 
come down to who's 
team stays healthy and 
time for recovery." 


California Lutheran University 

Invitational on Saturday Sept. 23. It will be 
the only home meet this year and is 
expected to give the Kingsmen and Regals 
an edge over their opponents. Being so 
familiar with the terrain and the course, the 
CLU teams will have a significant advan- 
tage knowing the in's and out's of the 
course. The men run at 9 a.m. with the 
women following at 9:45 a.m.. 

Intramural Sports 

By Shelby Russell 

CLU's intramural sports program held 
flag football scrimmages on the practice 
field, on Sunday, Sept. 17,. beginning its 
fall season. With game times at 3-5 p.m. 
on Friday and Sunday afternoons, 12 
teams and 120 players are participating in 
this year's flag football league, a much 
larger involvement number than that of 
previous years. Team practice is voluntary, 
decided upon by the team and the team 
captain. Individual sign-ups continue 
through Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the SUB. 

Not only offering flag football this 
fall, this year's fall intramural program 

will also feature men's and women's bas- 
ketball, for which sing-ups begin on 
Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the SUB. The start 
of the fall basketball program will be on 
Sunday, Oct. 1, with game times at 9 pm - 
12 am. 

Additional up-coming events include 
a USA vs. World soccer game, featuring 
CLU american students against CLU 
international students, this coming 
Saturday, Sept. 23, on the North Field. As 
well as surf lessons planned for Oct. 7, at 
a yet to be decided beach location. 

For information about intramural and 
recreational sporting events, call the SUB 
help desk at ext. 3466. 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 41, No. 5 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 

September 27, 2000 

directors debut 
over weekend 

See story on page 5 


Places to go for fun: 

See where CLU students go to 

have fun when they are not 

studying for their classes 

See story on page 7 

Soccer teams 
wreak havoc 
against opposition 

See stories on pages 10 & 11 

Students earn 
for interest in 

Sixteen students received 
scholarship for pursuing 
science majors 

By Eric Kallman 


Sixteen CLU students received Irvine 
Scholarships this fall from the Science 
Outreach Program. This takes the group of 
scholarship holders from 17 to 33 and is 
the largest incoming group of scholars in 
the program's three-year history. 

The 1 6 students were selected from a 
pool of over 35 candidates. They will 
receive $1,000 a year, a stipend for books 
and Iravel and guaranteed internships at 
local biotech companies. 

Students who are regarded as having 
high academic ability, a strong interest in 
the sciences, and especially those from 
minority populations on campus are 
recruited from high schools and junior 
colleges to become CLU's Irvine Scholars 
each year. 

The new group of scholars is impres- 
sive, with a large number of them main- 
taining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. 
And their aspirations are high, as many 
will head into the biotechnology industry, 
while at least five of the 16 express inter- 
est in achieving the level of Ph.D. or 
Medical Doctor. 

While the money offered in the schol- 
arship is a generous reward, many of the 
new Irvine Scholars are also receiving 
other scholarships from the school. This 
may make the guaranteed internship the 
scholarship's greatest gift, and the schol- 
ars are looking forward to, and preparing 
for, the experience. 

"I'm going to intern with a doctor at 
home over the summer so I can get a feel 
for what interning is all about before 
doing one through the program," Irvine 
Scholar Rebecca Lewis said. 

Lewis is a freshman from Yakima, 
Wash., who plans to double major in 
Biology and Sports Medicine. 

CLU's Science Outreach Program 
was founded by The James Irvine 
Foundation in 1997 by way of a $600,000 

The foundation holds assets of more 
than $950,000,000. With offices in Los 
Angeles and San Francisco, the founda- 
tion follows its mandate to "serve the peo- 
ple of California" by giving grants to 
health, cultural art, community service, 
private higher education and youth serv- 
ing organizations throughout the state. 

Please see SCHOLARS, Page 4 

Free speech area on hold 

Proposal for area on hold 
until new senator agrees 
to sponsor it 

By Patrick Chesney 


A proposal for a Free Speech Area 
(FSA), where students could gather or 
post flyers without first gaining approval 
from the administration, was brought to 
the attention of the faculty and Student 
Senate last year. 

"The free speech area was the brain 
child of Dr. Druann Pagliassotti and the 
Echo staff," said former Editor in Chief of 
The Echo Carolyn Becker. 

According to the proposal submitted 
to the faculty and Senate, the FSA would 
be located in the Pavilion outside of the 
Student Union Building; the FSA would 
not include "the inside of the SUB, the 
paved area around the Little Theater or 
the sidewalks around the Gym." 

Use of the FSA would be limited to 
registered student organizations, individ- 
ual members of the student body, faculty 
and staff, official alumni groups and 
other individual members of the CLU 

When the FSA was submitted to the 
faculty last year, some members of the 
administration voiced concern over 
potential dangers that could occur if the 
FSA were established. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Free speech area would give students a place to debate, talk and express 
student concerns without the written consent of faculty and administration. 

"It may give license to things being 
said on this campus that the general cam- 
pus community might find abhorrent," 
Vice President for Administration and 
Finance Bob Allison said. 

Allison said that he was also con- 

cerned about extreme instances where 
racist comments or other offensive 
remarks could incite students to attack the 

Please see SPEECH, Page 4 

Violence is major issue in workplace 

Women's Resource 
Center Brown Bag Talk 
focuses on workplace 

By Jackie Dannaker 


On Tuesday, Sept. 19, at noon in the 
Women's Resource Center there was a 
Brown Bag Talk called "Protecting 
Yourself Against Workplace Violence." 

"Workplace violence has emerged as 
an important safety and health issue in 
today's workplace. Two million are 
assaulted in the workplace every year," 
said Elaine Guellich, a nurse in the Health 

Some typical signs of a pre-condition 
toward violence are substance abuse, agi- 
tation, change in personal appearance and 
attitude, loitering, inability to make eye 
contact, serious stress, low work produc- 
tivity, late, violent behavior and weapon 

If these warning signals are apparent, 

then it is recommended to trust your 
supervisor and talk to him or her, said 

"I work and it made me more aware 
about violence that can happen in the 
workplace and how one should look for 
it," freshman Layne Nakagawa said. 

Some ways to deal with violence in 
order to protect oneself is to stay calm, 
ask "how can I help you," acknowledge 
concerns, make eye contact and speak 
slowly, softly and clearly. 

Some categories of potential violence 
happen between stranger and employee, 
customer and employee, partner and 
employee or employee and employee. 

Violence can happen in any location, 
permanent or temporary, where an 
employee performs work. Some common 
places are lunchrooms, restrooms, break- 
rooms and vehicles used for work and 
parking facilities. 

"There are a lot of different cate- 
gories of workplace violence and some 
good warning signals are important so 

Please see VIOLENCE, Page 4 

violence tips 

1. Recognize the categories 
of workplace violence 

2. Identify warning signals of 
potential workplace violence 

3. Reduce your risk of becom- 
ing a victim of workplace vio- 

4. If you have any questions 
stop by the Health Center and 
ask for Elaine Guellich or call 
at (805) 493-3225 

The Echo 


September 27, 2000 


September 27 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Homecoming Voting 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


September 28 

Homecoming Voting 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Physical Therapy Aide: Part-time. Flexible 
hours, Camarillo. Will Train, must be Pre- 
Therapy Program Applicant or have strong 
interest. Fax resume to 
(805) 987-8045, no walk-ins or calls please. 

Guitar Lessons: Great for beginners. 
Experienced instructor. Low Rates. Can come 
to you. (818)874-9029 

Classified ads can be placed on the 

Calendar page for a flat rate regardless of 

word count. Discount available for multiple 

issue orders. Ads are subject to editing for 

content and clarity. Call (805) 493-3865 

Life in the Hood 

Forum Discussion 

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m. 

Nygreen 1 

Multicultural programs is seek- 
ing seven CLU students who 
are willing to describe what life 
is like back home in their 

For more information call Juanita 
Pryor at (805) 493-3951 

this week at clu 

77«? NEED 

Student Union Building 

10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 


September 29 

8:00 p.m. 

Parents weekend 


September 30 

Football Block party 
Kingsmen Park 
11:30 a.m. 
Parents weekend 


October I 

Parents Weekend Worship 
Samuelson Chapel 
10:00 a.m. 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


October 2 

Church Council 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Advisors 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


October 3 

Senior Pride Committee Meeting 
6:00 p.m. 


October 4 

Depression Screening 
Student Union Building 
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Do you want to eat in the Caf? 

Buy a Kingsmen Gold Card and get a discount 
eight different restaurants in Thousand Oaks. 

Card = $10.00 

You can buy a card in the Alumni Office in the Admissions 
building or call (805)493-3170 

DiSCOUntS @ Pretzel Maker, Ameci, Round Table, P&L Burger. Fresh 
Tortilla, Olga's Kitchen, and Mongolian BBQ. 

Parents Weekend Worship 

Sunday, Oct. 1 

10:00 a.m. 

Samuelson Chapel 

Bring Your Own Parents 

A time to experience God in an awesome worship 

service. Regular service will still be held at 6:15 p.m. 

See you there! 

Seven . . 


Our second adventure is taking place 

on Oct 14. We will be going to 


9:00 a.m. - midnight 


For more information on other upcoming adventures, 

please contact the Office of Multicultural and 

International Programs at (805) 493-3951 

The American Heart Associations 
Annual Heart Walk 

Saturday, Oct. 14 

Consists of a 5k (3 miles) walk/ run through Westlake 

CLU is in the process of collecting teammates for the 2000 American 

Heart Walk. The team is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers and generous 

donors. If you are interested in contributing to the students' team, by 

walking or donating, please contact Keri 

at (805)493-3166 

JikdticdinaH ^add 
fissay Contest 

Pick up an entry form today in the 

Multicultural Office! 

Entry deadline is October 20, 2000 

$150 cash prize to winner 

Questions? Call Nancy at 

(805) 493-3323 



Where It's ok 

to have Christmas 

fights up alt year 


First Annua i 

Composition Contest 

The 2001 issue of " The Mornin g Glory" 
will include an audio CD of original music 

by CLU students, faculty and alumni. 

Anyone interested in participating should 

submit a music score and/ or tape to 

Professor Spraggins in the 

Music Department. 

NOVEMBER 3, 2000 

For more information contact 
Professor Spraggins (805) 493-3309 


Starting wage $6.00 an Hour 

and Events 

Set-up, Box Office Tech 

[Reliable workers will be trained in Tech (lighting 

and sound)] 

Flexible Hours 

(Around class schedule) 
Evenings and Weekend Hours 

See Dennis in Conference and Events 

September 27, 2000 

The Echo 3 

Kooser treats guests to poetry 

Ted Kooser gives another 
poetry reading for the CLU 
community last week in 
Overton Hall 

By Brooke Peterson 


The first speaker from the 
Distinguished Speakers series, Ted 
Kooser, gave a poetry reading from pub- 
lished, and soon to be published works in 
Overton Hall on Monday, Sept. 18, at 8 

In a brief introduction of himself 
Kooser told his audience about some of the 
questions he'd received through the years. 

"People have asked me, do I have a 
muse?" Kooser said. 

His reply was in the form of a poem 
called, "Selecting the Reader." In this 
poem, Kooser speaks of a young woman in 
a dirty raincoat. He speaks of her going 
into a bookstore and finding a book of his 

"She will thumb through a book of my 
poems and she will say, i can get my rain- 
coat cleaned for that.' And she will," 
Kooser said. 

Kooser incorporates his personality 

and experiences into his poetry, bringing 
in everyday life. 

"I liked that he put his personality into 
his poems," freshman Rachel Eskesen 

Kooser spends a lot of time walking 
around the farm where he lives. He writes 
about simple things, such as flies newly 
born on the side of a window. 

"[The flies are] all perfectly made," 
Kooser said. 

Kooser's perspective on life is simple 
and based on the simple realities as he sees 

"With every poem his descriptive 
words put me in that moment. Many of his 
poems were experiences that I and every- 
one else could, or can, and probably will, 
relate to at some point in their lives," jun- 
ior Erik Moe said. 

Kooser spoke with the audience about 
the type of poems that he enjoys writing 
the most. 

"I like short, dense poems the best. 
[They are] complicated. You get to tinker 
with metaphors," Kooser said. "[I'm also] 
interested in those moments where some- 
thing happens in a split moment." 

After his battle and triumph over can- 
cer, Kooser at the age of 61 says that he 
enjoys garage sale shopping. 

Keeping you 
informed: RHA 

By Katie Bashaw 


Residence Hall Association (RHA) 
met for the first time this year as a whole 
body on Monday, Sept. 18, at 8:30 p.m. 

RHA Director Kim McHale opened 
up the meeting by asking everyone to 
state their name, hometown, position and 
favorite ice cream flavor in order for new 
members to get acquainted. 

After everyone had gone around. 
Associate Dean of Students Mike Fuller 
led off the executive reports. He informed 
the group of on campus upcoming events, 
such as the Safe Rides Kick-Off Party, 
Karaoke at the NEED, U.S. vs. World soc- 
cer game, Parents Weekend, 
Homecoming and Intramurals. 

Fuller also talked about a new pro- 
gram on campus called Faculty 
Associates, in which each residence hall 
on campus has an "adopted" faculty mem- 
ber who is invited to participate in hall 
programs. The faculty member is even 
given money out of the hall budget to put 
on his/her own program for the hall. 

Also new this year is recognizing an 
RA member and a program of the month 
throughout campus, as well as two resi- 
dents of the month from each hall. 

This month's RA of the Month is 
Kristin Wideman, from Afton in Old 
West. The Program of the Month is 
Michele Thompson's Assassins game in 
Old West. The residents of the month will 
be informed in their campus mailboxes. 
ASCLU-G President Bryan Card 

spoke next about the upcoming 
Government Retreat and he extended an 
invitation to all ASCLU-G members to 
attend the Executive Cabinet meetings if 
they have an issue for the board to dis- 

Programming Chair Margaret Miller 
and Marketing Chair Shannon Savage 
said the How Rad Is Your Pad? contest 
will take place on Sept. 26. The themes 
for the contest are Bursting at the Theme 
(best-themed room). Suite Sweet Suite 
(most apartment- like) and The Royal 
Flush (best bathroom). Prizes will be 
awarded to the winners. 

Savage told the committee about her 
marketing ideas, which include green fly- 
ers with plastic frogs on them that are 
stuck to every door in the halls. 

The members of RHA then voted to 
approve President Card and Dean of 
Students Bill Rosser's nominations of 
Kevin Cale, Angela Namba, Glenn Young 
and Dr. Paul Stanley to the Judicial 
Review Board. 

Pederson president Dereem 
McKinney asked about policy regarding 
the number of floor representatives 
allowed in each hall. McHale said that the 
Senior RA in each hall should determine 
how many people could be on hall coun- 

Savage motioned to adjourn and 
RHA Recorder Laura Nechanicky second- 
ed the motion. 

RHA then broke down into specific 
marketing, programming and presidential 
committees for brief meetings with the 
chair of each committee. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Kooser read selections of poetry from various works in Overton Hall. 

"I was born in 1939, the year General 
Electric introduced the refrigerator. Now 
that I've fully entered geezer-hood I enjoy 
garage sale shopping.. .wearing polyester," 
Kooser said. 

Kooser ended his poetry reading with 
a selection from one of his published 

"That hand and this heart wrote this 
poem for you," Kooser said. 

Keeping you 
informed: Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 


Elections are over and getting to 
know the new names and faces of 
ASCLU started the second ASCLU sen- 
ate meeting Monday, Sept. 18, in 
Nygreen 1. 

"I hope to get a better idea of the 
workings of ASCLU government," fresh- 
man senator Kristin Smith said. 

Other senators are just excited to be 

"I'm very excited and think it should 
be a lot of fun," at-large senator Emily 
Peters said. 

Freshman senator Stephanie Salic 
plans to work on getting more trashcans 
distributed throughout the residence 

"I think the new senators have a lot 
of enthusiasm for their position and I look 
forward to hearing their new ideas," sen- 
ate director Sally Sagen said. 

During new business Dean of 
Students Bill Rosser nominated junior 
Glenn Young to serve on the ASCLU 
Judicial Board. The board works to settle 
internal disputes within ASCLU govern- 

"The student I am nominating is a 
delightful guy and I assure you Glenn 
would be impartial and ready to serve 
you," Rosser said. 

Rosser also nominated Dr. Paul 
Stanley to also serve on the judicial 

"Dr. Stanley is one brilliant and pas- 
sionate man. There is nobody else I 
would rather have serve you," Rosser 

Both motions passed senate unani- 

During executive reports Rosser 
reported during a recent fundraiser the 
university received $19 million in 
deferred gifts and $8 million in pledges. 
The goal is to raise $40 million in 
deferred gifts and $40 million in pledges 
over the next four years. 

The plan is to use the money to build 

"Dr. Stanley is one 
brilliant and passion- 
ate man../' 


a new education and technology building, 
gym and football stadium. 

Associate Dean of Students and 
Director of Student Life Mike Fuller 
reported the upcoming CLU events. 

Thursday, Sept. 2 1 , The Need will be 
having karaoke and explaining the Safe 
Rides Program that allows students to get 
a safe ride within 15 miles back to cam- 
pus for $1. Other events to look forward 
to are parents weekend Sept. 29- Oct.l, 
and homecoming, Oct. 16 to Oct. 22. The 
carnival and midnight madness will be 
held Friday, Oct. 20. Fuller says student 
life is excited for all the events. 

"It's pretty cool and should be fun," 
Fuller said. 


The Echo 

September 27, 2000 

Dr. Brint joins CLU community 

By Brianne Davis 


One of California Lutheran University's busiest 
new faculty members is Dr. Michael Brint. He is not 
only the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 
but also a professor in the Department of Political 
Science. Brint is bringing many new ideas and a fresh 
attitude to CLU's campus. 

Brint is a graduate from the University of 
California, Santa Cruz. During his time there, Brint 
came in contact with a concept from an essay by Max 
Weber entitled "Science as a Vocation." The essay 
focused on a concept from Leo Tolstoy. 

"Throughout my studies, my teaching and my 

positions I have 
been guided by a 
remark that 

Tolstoy once 
made," Brint 
said. "The only 
questions truly 
important in life 
are, what shall 
we do and how 
shall we live?" 

Brint earned 
his doctorate 
from the 

University of 

Dr. Michael Brint 

Oxford, England. Though he lived and worked in 
France and England for many years, he longed to return 
to the United States. 

"I found that in teaching in England, there was a 
significant cultural gap between my students and 
myself. For one thing, they didn't get my jokes," Brint 

Brint is very excited to join the CLU community. 
The essay by Weber also had another element that 
influenced him throughout his career and helped bring 
him to CLU. 

"Weber said that to have a vocation, one must live 
for one's profession, rather than simply living off of it. 
Twenty-five years ago, I found my vocation as a 
teacher, a scholar and an administrator," Brint said. 

Brint is also looking forward to working with 
CLU's talented faculty, administration and student 
body to help make an exciting curriculum of liberal 
learning for the new century. 

"I think it is a particularly exciting fact that CLU 
already provides a distinctive liberal arts pproach to 
professional education," Brint said. "In my view, this 
unique orientation to the pursuit of professional goals 
is quite innovative and far-sighted." 

Brint is also up for the challenges that inevitably 
will accompany the future of liberal learning. 

"I am looking forward to working with others to 
develop new ways to use information technology," 
Brint said. 

"Beyond my dedication to education, the most 
important part of my life is my family," Brint said. 

Scholars: Students recognized 
for their academic efforts 

Continued from Page 1 

Misty Armstrong 

Carta Carroll 

Samir Chmait 

Eric Crawley 

Michelle Hatler 

Amanda Horn 

Amy LaFata 

Rebecca Lewis 

Christie Merrell 

Steven Munson 

Kelli OWe// 

Stephanie Perkins 

Eva Ruth 

Nathan Silva 

Kristen Smith 

Fredric Wilson 

Keeping you informed: Programs Board 

By Malin Lundblad 


The ASCLU Progams Board gathered 
for the second meeting of the semester on 
Monday, Sept. 18. 

It started with a discussion of upcom- 
ing events. Among them were intramural 
sports, beginning with football and soccer, 
and Midnight Madness, which is a noctur- 
nal event marking the start of basketball 

Parents Weekend, taking place Sept. 
29-Oct. 1 , was also brought up. 

"There is still a chance for parents to 
sign up, even though the deadline has 
passed," sophomore Representative Becky 
Krause said. "We can still bend the rules a 

The Sunday of Parents Weekend, stu- 
dents and their parents can enjoy a Block 
Party in Kingsman Park, from 11:45 a.m. 
to 1 p.m. 

"The food has already been planned 
for," Programs Board Director Nicole 
Hackbarth said. "But we are still trying to 
arrange the entertainment." 

Members of the Programs Board were 

also informed about and invited to the 
ASCLU Executive Cabinet meetings, 
which occur on Tuesdays at 7.30 a.m. 

Two new members were voted into 
the Judicial Review Board: Glenn Young 
and Dr. Paul Stanley. All of the 18 mem- 
bers of the Programs Board voted in favor 
for their entrance to the Board. 

Also included in the meeting were 
preparations for the ASCLU Retreat, a 
weekend trip to Frazier Park, during which 
members learn about the school govern- 
ment policies. 

"It is a way for new and old members 

to get acquainted with one another," said 
Katie Bashaw, pep athletics representative. 

The retreat took place this weekend, 
Sept. 22-24. 

Marketing Chair Angela Claros ended 
the meeting with a marketing presentation. 
She discussed how to best reach students 
through fliers and posters, and by using 
alternative methods, which she introduced 
on a list of 100 advertising ideas. 

"Some of them are really off the 
wall," Claros said about the ideas, which 
include suggestions such as putting up 
post-it notes and using face paint. 

Speech: Proposed free-speech area in limbo 

■ Continued from Page 1 

speakers and perhaps spark a riot. 

The FSA proposal attempted to deal 
with this sort of concern by applying some 
guidelines for determining what type of 
behavior would not be allowed in the FSA. 

For instance, according to the propos- 
al, people using the area may not engage in 
activities that disrupt or obstruct educa- 
tional and other activities of CLU, cause or 
threaten to cause injury or harm to persons 
or property, or express beliefs in a way that 
upon reasonable evaluation would be 
deemed to lead to immediate violence. 

The FSA would also only be available 
for use from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day 
and no amplification of sound would be 

While Allison's concerns are valid 
ones, the students who supported the orig- 
inal proposal believe that the discussion of 
sensitive subjects would be beneficial to 
the campus community. 

"[The proposal] mainly stemmed 
from a lack of reader response to . . . con- 
troversial issues such as the alleged rape 
on campus, the hate crimes against a room 

of black students and the deaths (from var- 
ious causes) we had on campus," Becker 

Allison does not think that students 
felt suppressed about discussing the issues, 

"I don't think they were afraid to talk 
about it," he said. 

Referring to other instances of bigotry 
on campus, Allison said, "We have had 
some racial graffiti on campus before and 
the campus was shocked and abhorred." 

While Allison does think that these 
issues are worthy of being discussed, he 
said that he would rather that they were- 
talked about in organized debates, where 
proper security could be present to prevent 
any outbreaks of violence. 

On the other hand, this type of regula- 
tion is exactly what the faculty and stu- 
dents who proposed this plan are opposed 

"We felt that the strict regulations 
were a blight against our free speech," 
Becker said. 

Other students who have heard about 
the FSA are also in favor of it. 

"I think that at the same time they 

[those who are using the FSA] need to 
have respect for other students' opinions," 
sophomore Amanda Frazier said. 

Currently, however, the proposition 
for a FSA lies in purgatory, because the 
senator who sponsored it last semester is 
no longer part of the Student Senate. 

Nonetheless, Senator Sally Sagan said 
that if someone wants to bring it to Senate 
then they could review it and discuss it 



The editors of The Echo are 
bringing the proposal to 
Senate this week. 

The Echo is in full support of 
the proposal and is consider- 
ing sponsoring debates once 
the area is implemented. 

Violence: Workshop 
teaches workers to 
deal with violence 

■ Continued from Page 1 

everyone can be safe," junior Sheryl 
Nomelli said. 

Some key points in a plan for safety is 
to know policies and procedures of your 
job, look for early warning signals, 
exchange ideas, agree on a pre-determined 
code, share concerns with supervisors and 
know how to get help safely. 

"We have had incidents on campus, 
and anything to make the campus more 
safe is a great opportunity. I learned a lot 
in my summer course about workplace 
violence," Guellich said. 

There are ways in which faculty, staff, 
administration and students can get help if 
they feel that there is danger in the work- 
place. If any person is feeling that there 
may be a problem, he or she should go and 
report what is happening to the police, his 
or her boss or security. 

These authorities will know how to 
deal with the problem and try to correct it. 

The Echo 

September 27, 2000 

Black Box Production lights up the stage 

"The Frogs": A humorous 
debut for Student Director 

By Brianne Davis 


'The Frogs of Aristophanes," a play 
completely student produced, directed, 
and acted, opened on Friday, Sept. 23, to 
a welcoming audience. 

Director Oliver Trimble chose the 
play because he has always loved Greek 
plays. After taking Humanities Tutorial, 
his goal was to direct it before he graduat- 

His debut as a director for a black box 
production went smoothly. The costumes 
designed by Bruce Bui were were striking 
and bold. The script was funny and clever 
and including a delightful mix of quotes 
from MC Hammer to Euripides. 

The characters played by veterans 
from last summer's Shakespeare Festival 
had a unity that drew the audience in. 

'The Shakespeare Festival helped to 
bring us together as a family and we just 
grew from there," said actor Emily 

Each actor had more than one part but 
each transition between the scenes went 
smoothly. The choice of music for the 
scene changes and entrances were all very 
thematic ranging from the "Darth Vader 
theme" in Star Wars to the many songs 
about Hell, where the play takes place. 

Maclntrye was the only female in the 
cast. Her roles included a corpse and a 
chorus of frogs. Her energy was high and 
she was completely in tune with each one 
of her parts. 

Actor Fred Hamel played the roles of 
Hercules and Euripides with vigor and a 

great sense of humor. CLU graduates, 
Bruce Bui and Nathan Black, returned to 
the stage with an explosion of accuracy. 
Bui played Pluto and the servant Xanthias 
with sarcasm and delight while Black 
played the lead Dionysus as a cowardly 
macho man. 

Barry Finnigan who played Aischylos 
and a fanatic dancer was calm and collect- 
ed and then he progressed to wild as if he 
was not human. Every single member of 
the cast was mesmerizing in their cos- 

"I thought the play was very funny," 
said student Leslie Aimer. 

"It was really good to see lots of grad- 
uates up there live on our stage again. It 
was very well done, and the ad-libbing 
was great," audience member Carissa 
Bennett said. 

"I am very proud of the cast, they 
worked so hard and it really shows," said 

"Opposing Pessimism": 
Student Director finds reali- 
ty through theater 

By Katie Whearley 


Andyi Maruca, director of "Opposing 
Pessimism," left viewers in awe with a 
powerful punch of reality intertwined with 
beautiful creativity in her series of five 
skits entitled "Opposing Pessimism." 

"Opposing Pessimism" took place on 
Friday, Sept. 23, in the Preus Brandt forum 
and was free of cost. 

There were no lines for the actors to 
memorize in this play, only movements. 
These movements painted scenes of life's 
hardships. Songs from Ani Difranco and 
Melissa Etheridge helped set fire to the 
stage with strong lyrics of reality as the 
actors danced to the beat of the words. 

Statistics and quotes flashed continu- 

Photograph courtesy of Oliver Trimble 

Student actors Fred Hamel and Barry Finnigan from Trimble's "The Frogs." 

ously on television screens behind the 
action on the stage, which added to the 
powerful impact of the show. 

"It's like watching MTV. But it's 
something MTV won't show," Maruca 

The play opened with Maruca talking 
about her own hardships with life. 
Following Maruca's speech were five 

The first skit 'To the Teeth" (by Ani 
Difranco) involved a fight between a 
mother and child. Then there was another 
scene resembling the "Columbine" shoot- 
ing, where an unpopular kid in a trench 
coat pulls out a gun and shoots a bunch of 
school kids. 

The next skit, "Scarecrow" (by 
Melissa Etheridge), told the real life story 
of Matthew Shepard who was beaten to 
death for being a homosexual. 

Another skit, "Braid — Me and My 
Charms" (by Kristen Kersch), dealt with a 
young girl overwhelmed by all the pres- 
sures in life. 

"Birmingham" (by Ani Difranco) 
demonstrated all of the stresses involved 
with trying to make a decision between 
pro-life and pro-choice when dealing with 
the issue of abortion. 

The last skit, "Opposing Pessimism- 1 
Don't Wanna Think About It" (by Wild 
Strawberries), gave an overview of the 
many hardships people may face during 
the different stages of life, such as with 
parents, friends, drinking, drugs, sex and 

"I was in awe of the fact that Andyi 
put all of that together by herself," audi- 
ence member Jennifer Stuever said. 

"It's interesting to see how interpreta- 
tion is interpreted," actor Jennifer Rogers 

"I really hope it reached people. If we 
accomplish something, I hope that it made 
people think," actor Laura Sanger said. 


Almost Famous: 
the must see 
movie of fall 

By Eric Kallman 


"Almost Famous" tells the story of 
any young music fan's dream. 

Fifteen-year-old William Miller, 
played by Patrick Fugit, is a bright-eyed 
and innocent aspiring rock journalist in 
the early 70s who suddenly finds himself 
touring cross-counry with a budding 
superstar band and writing for "Rolling 
Stone magazine." 

An adolescence too good to be true? 
Actually, the film is a fictionalized mem- 
oir of the childhood of Cameron Crowe, 
the film's writer and director. 

While most of his peers were pop- 
ping zits and worrying about the prom, 
Crowe made friends with legendary rock 
journalist Lester Bangs, started writing 
for the "Rolling Stone Magazine," and hit 
the road with Led Zeppelin and The 
Allman Brothers all before getting his 

driver's license. 

Crowe's bizzare childhood made for 
great storytelling as the film 
acheived in all areas. It was 
wonderfully written and 

Crowe weaves together a 
coming of age tale, a love tri- 
angle, family hardship, humor, 
spritual growth, and everthing 
else you can think of into an 
intriguing film that truly has it 

What puts this movie over 
the top is its great acting per- 

Billy Crudup plays lead 
guitarist Russell Hammond 
from the fictitious band 
Stillwater with both strong 
rebellion and likeability. 

But the breakthrough per- 
formance was by young beauty 
Kate Hudson who played the 
free-spirited groupie Penny 
Lane. She discovers love with 
both the young reporter and 
lead guitarist while traveling 
with Stillwater and over- 

whelms the audience 
charisma and charm. 

with her natural 

Look for many award nominations 
for both Crudup and especially Hudson. 

Photograph courtesy of Dreamworks Records 

Characters from "Stillwater" (left to right) Jeff Bebe, Ed Vallencourt, Dick 
Roswell (manager), Russel Hammond and Lany Fellows. 

6 The Echo 


September 27, 2000 

Helping women return to work place 

By Elizabeth Renteria 


CLU's Women's center gives people 
choices, not limits. Director, Kateri 
Alexander hopes to create year-long help 
and options to all students. 

"It is such an electric job, they found 
an electric person," Alexander said. 

As the new director of the Women's 
center, her time is constantly in demand. 
The job requirements are more than just 

"You have to know from how to get 
rid of mice to how to comfort someone 
who has had a bad day.," Alexander said. 

As the director of the women's cen- 
ter, she strives for even more challenges. 
Among her duties as director, she runs the 
mentor program, arrange brown bag 
lunches and coordinates creative options 
seminar for women. 

The mentor program is the more 

"Your world is so 
much larger and so 
much richer; it's not 
the world you see in 
your neighborhood. 
The only person we 
can do anything 
about is ourselves . " 


important part of the job. She said the cen- 
ter is there to help people achieve their 

"She is a wonderful mentor, friend, 
sister and mother. I know because I am in 
the center a lot. I admire her. She is very 
down to earth. I am impressed with her," 
alumna Gayane Pogasyan said. 

Along with her life experiences, 
Alexander has plenty of work experience 
to meet her job requirements as director. 

Alexander has worked as career and 
guidance counselor, a teacher for handi- 
capped children and a writer/editor for 
several periodicals. 

'The most energizing thing of the 
day is everyone sitting together united no 
matter what their troubles are or where 

they are in their lives," 
Alexander said. 

Maintaining a good rela- 
tionship through out the center's 
community is part of her job. 
"One of the reasons I like work- 
ing here is because there are so 
many kind people,"Alexander 
said. "CLU is really an oasis. 
[It's] where colleagues speak 
kindly of other colleagues and 
appreciate them, and praise them 
ant treat each other kindly." 

Junior Tamara Brooks, 
Alexander's employee feels good 
working with her. 

"I love it! She is great," 
Brooks said. 

Alexander grew up in New 
York. She joined the Youth 
League under direction of Dr. 
Tom Dooley. From there she 
began her mission to help others 
.While in the league, she helped 
save the victim children of the 
Vietnam War. Along with her 
mentor she worked in a program called, 
"The Passage to Freedom." Where she 
helped raise money and green stamps to 
purchase a plane to bring children to safe- 

Despite her privileged experience, 

she has encounter many hardships. 

"Whatever happens, you don't need 
to give it a good and bad designation; that 
can be harmful to you " she said. 

Alexander does have some regrets. 
She wishes more people would use the 

"It's really a shame that more under- 
grads don't take advantage of coming over 
here to study or to meet their friends or ask 
about how to do a paper of referrals," 
Alexander said, the problem can be the 
center's name. "I think a lot of stems from 
misconceptions that what a women's cen- 
ter is. " The center welcomes all students. 
Despite the misconceptions, she con- 
tinues with her mission to assist others. 
She enjoys helping people, to find the 
answers to their problems and to realize 
that they are not alone. 

"Your world is so much larger and so 
much richer; it's not the world you see in 
your neighborhood," Alexander said. 'The 
only person we can do anything about is 

Photograph by Chris Schmirthenner 

Elaine Guellich from the Health Center informs students on how to protect themselves 
from workplace violence, as part of the Tuesday Brown Bag series. 

Women's Resource Center 

Special Women's Programs: 

Creative Options: "A Day for Women" 
March 3, 2001 

Women and the Arts: "Women Poets" 
April 17, 2001 

Brown Bag Lecture Series 


Permanent book and videos collection 
Book Group 

Re-entry Student Services: 

Mentors, Resources, Information and Scholarships 

Counseling referrals 


Internet access 

Community and career 

Kitchen with microwave and refrigerator 

Brown Bag Series Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m 

October 3 

"Mission Statements" 
Identify talents and passions. 

October 10 


We all have them but what do they mean? 

October 17 

'The American Indian Movement (AIM)" 
A discussion of its origins. 

October 24 


The newest addiction of the millennium 

October 31 

"Women's Issues and Voting" 

What you need to know before you vote" 

November 7 


A women's journey to China to learn from the sages. 

November 14 

"Cross Dressing" 

A look at this phenomena in both historical and modern times. 

November 28 

"What's garbage? What's Recycling?" 

For more information and to obtain a Brown Bag Series schedule 
call 805-493-3345 or stop by the Women's Center office. 

SEPTEMBER 27, 2000 


The echo 7 

Weekend entertainment for CLU 

Exploring CityWalk 

By Christa Shaffer 


Photograph by Misa Doi 

CityWalk is open seven days a week. 
Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 
p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 
midnight. General parking costs $7. 

Located only 45 minutes from CLU, 
Universal CityWalk represents the latest 
trend for nightly entertainment activates. 

Since its opening in May of 1993, 
CityWalk has become the place to go catch 
the latest movie, sit and have something to 
eat and do some shopping all in one open- 
air street setting. 

CityWalk is a main street that con- 
nects all of Universal City's entertainment 
activities. Its uniqueness is derived from 
brightly colored neon lights and 
Hollywood inspired themes that dress the 
storefronts and entertainment venues. 

Among the most popular, is the 27- 
foot King Kong-like gorilla located at the 
front door of a Sam Goody music and 
video superstore. 

"He just stands out from all the other 
signs," said Nicole Irogoyen, a recent vis- 

CityWalk also features some of 

Photograph by Scott Andersen 

Thousand Oak's Seafresh, a sushi restaurant where students can 
enjoy both eating and dancing. Located between Moorpark and Wilbur. 

Strolling Sunset Blvd. 

Southern California's most popular restau- 
rant as Gladstones, Hard Rock Cafe and 
Wizardz Magic Club and Dinner Theater. 

CLU student Melissa Chester, rec- 
ommends Cafe Tu Tu Tango. 

"It has great food with an interesting 
artistic ambience," Chester said. 

CityWalk plays host to a variety of 
entertaiment street acts. 

"My boyfriend and I just went last 
week to CityWalk. We started with dinner 
at the Wolfgang Puck Cafe, did some 
shopping at Skechers and finished with a 
movie at the Universal City Cinemas," 
CLU student Katie Hunt said. 

CityWalk is full of entertaining pos- 

Driving Directions: 

101 South, exit Lankershim exit. 

Left turn off the ramp onto 

Cahuenga Boulevard. Turn left 

onto Universal Center Drive and 

proceed up the hill. 

Seafresh time 

By Scott Andersen 

Seafresh sushi is the newest hot spot 
for young adults in Thousand Oaks. It 
combines an interesting atmosphere of 
good sushi, disco lights and fun music. 

"I first went to Seafresh once over 
the summer and the food was great. Now 
that they have added music and a club type 
atmosphere, I think will bring them further 
popularity," said senior Sean Flaherty. 

"It started just as an idea from our 
sushi chefs to keep the doors open late. 
There was no music and just a handful of 
people. Now we bring in guest disc jock- 
eys every week and the place gets pretty 
crowded," Manager Billy Palus said. 

The DJ's spin tunes on the dance 
floor where people can get down and 

By Christa Shaffer 


Sunset strip is a virtual traffic jam 
impact by students seeking a good time. 

Young cruisers on the weekend and 
other stimulating mecca for people-watch- 
ers invade the boulevard. And no matter 
where on the strip, entertainment is 

"When I think of Hollywood, I think 
of the Sunset Strip," alumna Chantel 
Shelton said. 

The best-known portion on Sunset 
Boulevard is one mile and a half stretched 
of Sunset between Hollywood and 
Beverly Hills. 

"It includes all the Hollywood glam- 
our that makes Hollywood exactly what it 
is, Hollywood." Shelton said. 

It's known for having been devoted 
to the pursuit of pleasure, indulgent taste 

and ultimate glamour. It embraces a pre- 
mier collection of rock clubs, restaurants, 
boutiques, and Hollywood night spots. 

Among these nights spots are the 
ever-popular Roxy and popular groups can 
make their mark. 

Famous hot spots include the House 
of Blues, the Viper Room and Dublin's. 
CLU student Norm Toy, recommends 
Miyagi's a sushi restaurant, where there is 
plenty of hot foods. 

A popular attraction is making an in- 
the-flesh visit to Sunset strip tattoo parlor, 
where much famous celebrities as Pamela 
Anderson Lee, Cher, Johnny Depp and 
Courtney Love have been tagged. 

Driving Directions: 

101 South towards Hollywood. Exit 
Sunset Boulevard. Then go west 
about three miles beyond Crescent 
Heights Boulevard. 

Photograph by Misa Doi 

Universal City Walk's unique Dapy 
store, where weird goodies can 
be purchased. 

boogie. The music usually ranges from 
techno to Hip Hop and R&B. And both 
patios outside remain open for people sit 
down and relax and socialize with your 

Seafresh is open from 10 p.m.-l a.m. 
on Thursday nights. Located at 105 Brazil 
Street off Moorpark Avenue. For further 
information contact Seafresh at 

Other places to visit 


Hollywood Bowl 
Egyptian Theatre 
Pantages Theatre 

Amusement Parks 

Knott's Berry Farm 
Magic Mountain 
Universal Studios 

Photograph by Katie Whearley 

Sunset Blvd Strip's House of Blues. 


The Echo 

September 27, 2000 

Blue lights will 
help prevent 


California Lutheran University 
benefited from the addition of three 
new solar-powered blue-light, 
emergency phones last week. 

One phone is located in Buth 
Park, another in Kingsmen Park 
outside Pearson Library and anoth- 
er in the parking lot outside the 
administration building. 

The phones are proven to be 
good deterrents to campus crime. 
Anyone who sees the phones on 
campus should think twice before 
attempting to attack a student on 

When the button on the phone is 
pressed, a recording announces that 
security is being contacted and a 
blue light on top of the phone flash- 
es. Security is immediately contact- 
ed and one of the officers on duty 
talks to whoever is on the emer- 
gency phone as they make their 
way toward the scene. 

Campuses across the nation who 
had the emergency phones before 
CLU reported that students felt 
more secure walking alone at night. 
Even though CLU is already a 
relatively safe campus, additional 
steps can always be made to help 
the university continue to be safe 
and to become even safer. 

Having the blue-light, emer- 
gency phones installed and activat- 
ed before there was an obvious 
need for them was a good recom- 
mendation by campus security. 

Campus security initiated the 
proposal for the blue-light, emer- 
gency phones to be purchased and 
installed last spring. The depart- 
ment researched safety and prob- 
lems on campus before making its 
recommendation to CLU adminis- 

If CLU had waited until after an 
actual incident (that could have 
been prevented by the presence of 
emergency phones) had occurred, 
campus security as well as the uni- 
versity would have lost rapport 
because of it. 

1 know that I feel much more 
comfortable walking alone at night 
knowing that I am walking by the 
phones and that 1 can use them if I 
ever need to. 

Students can use the emergency 
phones to call security in case of a 
health emergency, possible violent 
attack or simply if they feel uncom- 

CLU will undoubtedly benefit 
from its new blue-light, emergency 
phones if they can be used for more 
than just emergencies. 

In response to last week's letter, I 
have a few comments to add. First of 
all, everyone in the CLU community 
needs to understand that substance abuse 
takes place on this campus in much larg- 
er amounts than many believe. The 
administration has recently decided to 
put a lot of pressure on the student who 
makes the decision to take part in sub- 
stance abuse on campus with the threat 
of strict consequences. However, what 
they have really done is force students 
off campus. This is where, I believe, 
more dangers come into play. 

In my opinion, the best way to han- 
dle substance abuse in our CLU commu- 
nity is with awareness. The administra- 
tion has done a good job of this during 
alcohol awareness week and with the 
alcohol 101 class, but we are at the point 

where we need more than that. 
Unfortunately, I became aware of the 
dangers of substance abuse when I lost a 
good friend to it, on campus, almost two 
years ago. 

We all are here for the same reason: 
to learn, but also to have a great time 
during our time here with great people. 
However, we need to be smart about our 
decisions. Everyone on campus knows 
the consequences of breaking the sub- 
stance abuse policies on campus, but 
that should not be the issue. The issue 
needs to be educating our CLU commu- 
nity about the dangers of drugs and alco- 
hol and keeping everyone safe. 

Adam Stoll 


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Campus Quotes 

This week's question is, "How do you feel about the new blue light, emergency phones on campus?' 

Left: "I have not really noticed them because I've been 
housed in the Thousand Oaks Inn. I wish that they had 
them there though because it's a dark walk to my hotel 

Nicole Klein 

Right: "I have not actually seen them, but it gives me 
peace of mind that they are there for protection." 

Hillary Schuler- Jones 

Left: "I think they're cool. I feel extra safe now. It's a 
really great idea and I think that it will help us achieve to 
be the No. 1 safest city in the U.S." 

Brendan Garrett 

Right: "I think that it creates a safer school 

Desean Hannas 



Alison Robertson 

Carrie Rempfer 

Leah Hamilton 

Cory Hughes 

Katie Whearley 


Brooke Peterson 

Anna Lindseth 


Josie Huerta 


Christina MacDonald 


Shelby Russell 


Professor Edward Julius 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

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September 27. 2000 

The Echo 9 

' Jesus Is Freedom 7 begins a new year 

By Katie Bashaw 


Jesus Is Freedom (JIF) is a student- 
led movement that started last spring 
semester. The group gathers near the gaze- 
bo in Kingsmen Park each Thursday night 
to sing their hearts out to Jesus, with the 
intent of turning this campus on fire for 

JIF's intent is to "get people into a 
relationship with Christ, not just a knowl- 
edge of Christ," according to sophomore 
Scott Mehl, one of the group's leaders. 

JJP has already impacted this campus 
in a huge way since its beginning last year. 
It began because a group of students felt 
the need to start a group that "would chal- 
lenge [people] to really follow Jesus," said 

group leader, junior Dave Ruggiero. 

"Spiritual growth is not being satis- 
fied with where you are. I hope that stu- 
dents will take what we learn at JIF and 
apply it to the world," sophomore Lara 
Burkhardt said. 

Each week at the meetings in 
Kingsmen Park, students sing songs, pray 
together and listen to a speaker or band. 
The leaders try to challenge students with 
the messages brought forth each week and 
really give them something to "chew on" 

Last year, the Christian band Moriah 
not only played their music, but really 
impacted many students in attendance that 

On Thursday, Sept. 28, a Christian 
punk/ska/rock band called GCFC will be 
playing in the park. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Student leaders for JIF include (left to right): Mark Glesne and Josh Murray 
providing music, Lara Burkhardt and Scott Mehl leading songs. 

Students welcomed 

By Suzie Shively 


This week's chapel service was 
devoted to introducing and welcoming 
international students to the CLU commu- 
nity. CLU now includes students from 23 

The chapel service began with the 
procession of flags that included an intro- 
duction of international students. Some of 
the countries represented in the service 
included Armenia, Austria, Brazil, China, 
France, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Peru, 
Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey. 

Coordinator for International 
Programs Lawrence Rodriguez introduced 
each of the flags and welcomed the stu- 
dents from those countries to the CLU 

The service then followed with a tra- 
ditional song and continued with an 
excerpt from The Prophet, by Kahlil 
Gibran. The excerpt was titled "On 
Friendship," and it explained how impor- 
tant it is to have friends. It regarded a per- 
son's friend as "your need's answer." 

ASCLU President Bryan Card 
reflected on the reading in a personal 
story. His story was about his roommate 
last semester who was from Germany. He 
and Card had developed a deep and lasting 
friendship with each other. 

Card explained to the congregation 
how much his friendship with his room- 

mate impacted his life. He said that after 
spending time with his roommate their 
"cultural dissimilarity faded." 

Card learned many valuable lessons 
about culture and friendship while living- 
with his international student-roommate. 

"We could have chosen to exchange 
only pleasantries and be only roommates, 
but instead we decided to try and form a 
friendship," Card said. "It turned out to be 
one of the strongest friendships I have ever 

Following the reflection, Mona 
Greene, an international student from 
Norway, sang a lullaby in her native lan- 
guage. After the lullaby, the Lord's Prayer 
was recited by four different students from 
four of the 23 countries represented in the 
CLU community. 

The first Lord's Prayer was recited by 
Paula Hellmark of Sweden, the second by 
Mona Grenne of Norway, the third by 
Weizheng Liu of China, and the fourth 
prayer was recited in by Ruth Teffamicael. 

After all four students recited the 
prayer in their native tongues the congre- 
gation joined together to recite the Lord's 
Prayer in English. 

The closing hymn then followed and 
was sung by Linda Hylten of Sweden. 

As the chapel service concluded, the 
congregation was challenged to be a friend 
to everybody and to realize the value of 

"You grow as a person when you 
become a friend," said Card. 

Attendance at JIF 
has more than doubled 
from last year due to the 
hard work of the JIF 
leadership group. 

The group is made 
up of Mehl, Ruggiero, 
Burkhardt, junior Noelle 
Forde, sophomores Josh 
Murray and Abe Choi 
and freshmen Eric 
Crawley and Steve 
Carriere. They continue 
their hard work by 
planning the Thursday 
night gatherings and 
scheduling bands and 
speakers as well as 
working on the upcom- 
ing retreat. 

"Called to Be..." is 
the theme of the retreat, 
which will be held Oct. 
6-8 in Huntington 
Beach. The leadership group is keeping 
the agenda for the weekend a secret, but 
Burkhardt said "it will be an intense spiri- 
tual weekend." 

"It's fun, it's fellowship, and it's free," 
she added. 

Beginning the week of Oct. 2, JIF will 
move from Thursdays to Tuesdays and the 
leadership group is also working on get- 
ting Bible studies and accountability 
groups started. 

In addition to the gatherings in the 
park and weekly leadership meetings to 
plan events, the students involved with JIF 
"pray for God every day," said Mehl, and 
also visit a different church in the commu- 
nity every Sunday morning. 

Their goal, when visiting local 
churches, was to start out with a huge 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Students stand in a circle for final prayer. 

group and slowly lose people as they find 
a church that really reaches out to them. 
There has been a good turnout each week 
to visit churches, such as Shiloh 
Community Church, Calvary Community 
Church and Cornerstone. 

JIF was started as another option 
available for CLU students to worship God 
in their own way. 

'The focus here is not on JIF itself, 
but on Jesus," Mehl pointed out. 

"Every person is different [in their 
spirituality]" said Forde, and this is not 
only why the church visits are happening, 
but also one of the points of JIF. 

For more information about JIF, 
contact any of the leadership mem- 
bers or check out their web site: 

10 The Echo 

September 27, 2000 

Regals' royal 

SOCCER: Regals run circles 
around the oppostion, trouncing 
the Tigers 8-0 with a total of 43 
shots on goal. 

By Shelby Russell 


Showing signs of their past successful 
seasons, the CLU women's soccer team, 
was victorious over Chapman University, 

Photograph by Karl Fcdge 

Charging with the ball, freshman 
defender Lauren Huckleberry moves 
toward Occidental's goal on Saturday 
Sept. 24. CLU averaged a shot on goal 
every two minutes and nine seconds. 

on Monday, Sept 18. The Regals defeated 
the Panthers 2-0, in this non-conference 
home game. 

Scoring both of Monday's goals, 
freshman defender Lauren Huckleberry 
took on the Panthers goal-keeper Kim 

With 15 minutes left in the first half, 
freshman forward Ciera Diaz blasted a 
shot into the goal, a shot initially saved by 
Rudolff. Huckelberry then went in for the 
score on the five-yard rebound. 

Later, midway into the second half, 
Huckleberry scored eight yards out, 
heading a lifted pass from sophomore 
forward Alix Rucinski, past the goal- 

Rudolff defended the Panthers with 
a total of seven saves, and in goal for the 
Regals was freshman goalie Pamela 
Clark, who defended the women's team 
with a total of five saves. 

Continuing play, the Regals went 
head-to-head against Pomona-Pitzer 
Colleges on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 
defeating the Sagehens in a 4-0 shutout 
conference victory, away. 

With the win on Wednesday, the 
Regals avenged their only conference 
loss from last season. Scoring two quick 
goals against the Regals, the Sagehens 
defeated the women's team 3-2, last year. 
Wednesday's four goals were scored 
by four different players, senior captain 
mid-fielder Betsy Fisch, senior mid- 
fielder Jennifer Agostino, sophomore 
forward Bonnie Bomhauser and junior 
defender Holly Martin, who each scored 
one goal. 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Fighting for the ball during the Sept. 24 match, senior forward Alia Khan bat- 
tles an Occidental Tiger. The Regals defeated the Tigers 8-0, scoring the first 
goal of the game 40 seconds into play. The Regals dominated Occidental the 
entire game amassing a total of 43 shots on goal compared to the Tigers' 0. 

The Regals will meet the Sagehens 
again on Friday, Oct. 13, at home. 

Furthering its winning ways, the 
Regals met the Occidental Tigers on 
Saturday, Wed. 23, at home. The women's 
team defeated Occidental 8-0, during the 
conference game, bringing the Regals' 
record to 8-2 (3-0 SCIAC). 

Dominating the Tigers throughout the 
entire game, the Regals amassed a total of 
43 shots on goal to Occidental's zero. 

Scoring early and often, the Regals 
not only spread around Friday's wealth of 
stats, but also averaged a shot on goal just 
over every two minutes. 

Just forty seconds into Saturday's 
game, junior forward Lelaini Green scored 
18 yards out, on an assist by sophomore 
forward Alix Rucinski. 

Rucinski herself scored 10 minutes 
later, 12 yards out off of anassist by senior 
mid-fielder Betsy Fisch. 

Similarly, Fisch scored six minutes 

after that, five yards out, on an assist by 

Senior forward Alia Khan scored the 
fourth and final goal of the first half at the 
33:25 minute mark, off of an assist by 
Rucinski, 18 yards out. 

Beginning the torment anew, mid- 
fielder Fisch scored her second of the day, 
three minutes into the second half, blasting 
the ball from mid-field a full 30 yards out. 

Fisch is presently the Regal's leading 
scorer with six goals and 14 points. 

Furthering the Regals' victory, fifteen 
minutes later, Occidental scored on itself, 
off of a rebound from its own Lauren Yu. 

Only 1 5 seconds later, sophomore for- 
ward Bonnie Bomhauser scored her first 
of the day, twenty yards out, off of a pass 
from freshman forward Kim Eynon. 

Scoring the final goal of Saturday's 
game was senior forward Rachael Carver, 
scoring 12 yards out, off of an assist by 

Cross-Country runs home 


Kingsmen and Regals 
teams enjoy home course 

By Susan Tockgo 


The CLU Kingsmen and Regal Cross- 
country teams hosted their fifth annual 
invitational meet on Saturday, Sept. 23, 
under the threat of rain. 

Among the seven colleges invited, 
four responded: California Institute of 
Technology, Chapman University, the 
Master's College, and the University of 
Redlands came to compete, with a total of 
85 runners participating. 

Despite the threatening clouds, 
Saturday's weather proved to be perfect 
racing condition, as the overcast sky pro- 
vided relief from the sun. "Weather was 
great! Not too hot... the best condition for 
running at CLU," head coach of the 
Chapman University Panthers Anna 
Wiodarczyk said. 

Enjoying the optimum weather as 
well as the beneficial home course advan- 
tage, the Regals came in second place with 
a total of 40 points, bested by the 
University of Redlands women's team. 

The bulldogs finished with a total of 30 

Regal senior Lisa Pierce placed sec- 
ond in the individual competition, against 
a field of 55 women, with a time of 
20:48:45. "First two miles was fine. The 
last mile I lost it on the hill, but felt pretty 
good," Pierce said. 

Junior Chelsea Christensen placed 
fifth in Saturday's competition with a time 
of 2 1:22:78. 

"There is a difference running a 5 km. 
I'm an 800 meter runner," Christensen 

Filling out the Regal field were fresh- 
man Lindsey O'Neil, who took ninth place 
with a time of 2 1 :58:46, freshman Amanda 
Klever in eleventh place with a time of 
22:06:77, and sophomore Katie Bashaw in 
thirteenth place with a time of 22:19:01. 

CLU's Kingmen cross-country team 
came in fourth place with a total of 75 
points, following behind the first place fin- 
ish of the Chapman Panthers with a total of 
40 points, the second place finish of 
California Institute of Technology with a 
total of 54 points, and the University of 
Redlands in third place with a total of 71 

Kingsmen sophomore Tom Ham 
placed first among the men out of a field of 
thirty runners, finishing with a time of 

29:47:41 minutes. Followed by 
freshman Tim Huck, who placed 
eleventh, with a time of 32:25:49, 
and freshman Josh Kramer in 
twelveth place with a time of 

Senior Karl Stutelburg, 
returning to competition for the 
first time since being sidelined 
with a knee injury, placed twen- 
ty-third among the runners. 

"I was looking to finish 
without pain," Stutelburg said. "I 
am looking forward to next 
week, racing at the Prado 
grounds in Chino, which will be 
a bigger race." 

Filling out the Kingsmen 
berth was junior Dave Schafer, in 
23rd place with a time of 

Saturday's race was the first 
opportunity that the Kinsgmen 
have had to participate in team 
competition. The return of senior 
Karl Stutelburg to competition 
provided the Kingsmen with the 
needed fifth runner to qualify 
them for team ranking. 

Prior to the invitational, the 
Kingsmen had to compete for 
individual standing only. 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthcnner 

Pulling away from the pack, senior Lisa Pierce 
begins the women's 3. 1 mile race on 
Saturday, Sept. 23. The Regals came in sec- 
ond place in the team competition. 

September 27, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Kingsmen soccer success 

By Tom Galante 


The CLU men's soccer team contin- 
ued its winning streak last Monday, 
Sept. 17, with a 1-0 non-conference win 
over the Chapman Panthers at home. The 
win improved the Kingsmen's record to 4- 
2 overall, and 1-0 for SCI AC Div III play. 

Freshman forward Daniel Ermolovich 
scored the only goal at the 77:27 mark of 
the second period. Ermolovich scored on 
an unassisted eight-yard break away, after 
a continuous dribble down field. It was 
Ermolovich's fifth goal of the season. 

Junior goal-keeper Jose Brotherton 
was not scored upon for the third game, as 
the Kingsmen outplayed the Panthers with 
a total of 18 shots on goal versus 
Chapman's eight. Brotherton had three 
saves for the Kingsmen, while Chapman 
goalie Brandon Avery defended the 
Panthers with a total of 10 saves. 

It wasn't until Ermolovich's goal with 
just under thirteen minutes left to play, that 
the Kingsmen were able to capitalize on 
several near miss attempts. The men's 
team had four other point-blank situations, 
but Chapman goal-keeper Avery was equal 
to the task. 

The Panthers Colin McLean nearly 
tied the match when his 25-yard shot hit 
the Kingsmen cross-bar with only four-and 
a-half-minutes left to play. 

"Chapman played very hard and 

aggressive throughout the entire match 
and 1 have to give our team credit for not 
letting up," head coach Dan Kuntz said. 

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 
Kingsmen maintained their momentum, 
with a 2-1 conference win over the 
Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens at home. 

With a shot from 20 yards out that 
skipped passed Pomona goalkeeper Nick 
Zabriskie, sophomore mid-fielder 
Valentino Diaz scored the first goal of the 
match, just under four minutes into first 
period. Diaz was assisted by senior mid- 
fielder John Teeter and freshman forward 
Danny Ermolovich. 

Forward Oskar Kantoft quickly fol- 
lowed suit, scoring his seventh goal of the 
season at the 12:26 mark, converting a 
penalty kick to further the Kingsmen lead 
to 2-0. 

The Kingsmen dominated the 
Sagehens with a total of 22 shots on goal 
versus Pomona's 8. 

Just over twenty minutes into the sec- 
ond half, the Sagehens scored on a free 
kick from 22 yards out by Mario Velez. 

That goal ended CLU's scoreless 
match streak at 368 minutes and two sec- 
onds, just over the equivalent of four 

"We lost twice last year to Pomona- 
Pitzer and they play a very aggressive type 
of soccer," said Kuntz. "We have had 
great leadership from our two captains this 
season. Also, [Valentino] Diaz, Oskar 

Photograph by Karl Fedge 

Preparing to pass the ball, senior mid-fielder John Teeter maneuvers in front - 
of the Occidental Tigers' goal on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Kingsmen beat the 
Tigers 6-0 with a total of 35 shots on goal, compared to the Tigers' 2. 

Kantoft, Jose Brotherton and John Teeter ' 
have been solid for us all year." 

Wednesday's win further improved 
the Kingsmen's overall record to 5-2, and 
2-0 for SCIAC Div III play. The Kingsmen 
face off against the Pomona-Pitzer 
Panthers again Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11:00 
a.m. at Pomona. 

Last Saturday, Sept. 23, the Kingsmen 
soccer team was back in action against the 
Occidental Tigers, at home. The 
Kingsmen, 6-2 (2-0 SCIAC), won their 
third match of the week, 6-0. 

Dominating play throughout the 
game, the Kingsmen amassed a total of 35 
shots on goal, versus the five of the Tigers. 
Making the first goal of the game 
midway into the first half, senior mid- 
fielder Jason Zazzi intercepted a Tigers' 
pass, scoring unassisted fifteen yards out. 
Quickly following suit, senior mid- 
fielder John Teeter, assisted by junior Sven 
Erik Nisja, scored the second goal of the 
half just four minutes later, from 12 yards 

With just under 18 minutes left to 
play, Teeter then assisted forward Oskar 
Kantoft for the third goal of the match. 

Eight minutes later, freshman mid- 
fielder Havard Aschim, assisted by senior 
mid-fielder Andrew Montenegro, convert- 
ed a rebound off of the Tigers' goalkeeper 
Brandon Hickie, into a goal three yards 

Returning for his second goal of the 
game, Kantoft, from 1 yards out, convert- 
ed a pass from the left from Aschim, mov- 
ing Kantoft into fourth place on the CLU 
all-time points list, with a total of 106. 

The goal was number 42 of Kantoft's 
career, leaving him just five goals short of 
the number four ranking on the CLU all- 
time goals list. Kantoft leads CLU this sea- 
son with nine goals and 18 points. 

"It is just a matter of time during the 
game before Oskar is going to score," head 
coach Dan Kuntz said of Kantoft's grow- 
ing legacy 

Aschim, assisted by freshman Daniel 
Ermolovich, from 12 yards out off of a 
cross from center, scored the final goal of 
Saturday's game. 

"We used skill rather than athletic 
ability to beat Occidental today," said 
Kuntz. "Weather was a definite factor with 
it being hot and cold throughout the match. 
But we did not let it bother us and we 
played great." 

athlete of the week 


Lauren Huckleberry 



women's varsity 


oxnard/hueneme '00 

last week 
Scoring both of 
Wednesday's goals 
against the Chapman 
University Panthers, 
Huckleberry has been 

a solid presence on 
the women's team all 
season long, with a 
total of five goals and 
11 points. 

Photograph by Karl Fedge 

Looking to head the ball junior mid- 
fielder Sven Erik Nisja battles an 
Occidental opponent on Saturday, 
Sept. 23. 


Cross Country 

Stanford University 


September 30, TBA 


Chapman University 


September 30, 1:00 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 

Whittier College* 


September 27, 4:00 p.m. 

University of La Verne* 


September 29, 4:00 p.m. 

Alumni Game 


September *30, 2:30 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer 

Whittier College* 


September 27, 7:00 p.m. 

University of La Verne* 


September 29, 7:00 p.m. 

Alumni Game 


September 30, 12:30 p.m. 


CSU Hayward Tournament 


September 29 & 30, TBA 

University of La Verne* 


October 3, 7:30 p.m. 

* denotes SCIAC games 


The Echo 


September 27, 2000 



University of Redlands* 

September 23 

Men's Varsity Soccer 
Chapman University 

September 18 


Pomona-Pitzer Colleges* 

September 20 


Occidental College* 

September 23 


Women's Varsity Soccer 

Chapman University 

September 18 


Pomona-Pitzer Colleges* 

September 20 


Occidental College* 

September 23 


Women's Volleyball 

Whittier College * 

September 22 
15-3; 15-12; 15-11 

Cross Country 
CLU Invitational 

September 23 
Kingsmen 4rd place 
Regals 2nd place 

*denotes SCIAC games 

Kingsmen bow to Bulldogs 

FOOTBALL: Kingsmen lose 
against Bulldogs 31-38, and 
offensive lineman Scott 
Rodriguez is sidelined with 
knee injury. 

By Anna Lindseth 


The Cal Lutheran football team 
opened Southern California Intercollegiate 
Athletic conference play against the 
University of Redlands Bulldogs at Ted 
Runner stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23. 

A seven-point victory for the physical 
Redlands team proved to be the first con- 
ference loss for the Kingsmen. 

Redlands struck first with a 31-yard 
field goal and continued its first quarter 
scoring streak with an interception 
returned 44 yards by Wade Smith for a 
touchdown less than three minutes later. 

Cal Lutheran (0-2, 0-1 SCIAC) start- 
ed the game slowly. The Kingsmen's only 
score in the first quarter came from a 34- 
yard field goal from Ail-American kicker 
Ryan Geisler bringing the score 10-3. 

With Cal Lutheran in striking dis- 
tance, Redlands quickly answered CLU's 
score just 18 seconds later with a touch- 
down by Frank Lewis. 

Redlands scored on a Brandon Ford, 
1-yard run in the second quarter to 
increase its lead to 24-3 on Cal Lutheran. 

Senior All Conference running back 
Dorian Stitt scored just before the half 
with a five-yard touchdown run making 
the halftime score 9-24. 

"I came all the way from Tempe, 

Calling all sports fans!! 

Athletes, coach potato 

junkies, fair weather fans, 

and die hards aliMe, come 

join the fun! 

Be a part of CLU's 
Intramural program. Sign-up 

for Men's and Women's 

Basketball in the SUB. The 

season begins Oct. 1 , games 

times are Sunday 

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. 

For more information call the 
SUB helpdesk at 493-3466. 

Arizona to watch the Kingsmen whoop up, 
but after the first two quarters of the game 
I knew it was going to be tough," 15-year- 
old fan, Mary Placido said. "Every time it 
looked like we are getting somewhere, 
they counteracted what we did very quick- 


Cal Lutheran also suffered when 
offensive lineman Scott "Hot Rod" 
Rodriguez injured his knee in the first half 
because of the hard-hitting Bulldogs. 

"He injured his knee while pursuing a 

"We are relentless 
and we won't give 

"' Team Captain 

Mike McErlane ('00) 

Redlands player who intercepted a pass," 
student trainer Adam Stoll said. "During 
the tackle he turned his knee in an awk- 
ward position and injured his ACL and 
MCL. We are anticipating his MRI results 
on Monday." 

Cal Lutheran took advantage of a 
fumbled punt return early in the second 
half. After two 15-yard Redlands' penal- 
ties Stitt's eight-yard touchdown run 
enabled CLU to pull within seven. On 
Redlands' next play, Ford broke loose for 
an 88-yard touchdown run and three min- 
utes later, Chad Husteadis caught a 71- 
yard touchdown pass from Jeff Thomas for 
a 38-16 lead. 

"We just made a couple of mental 
mistakes," defensive back Travis Young 
said. "Other than that we were looking 

good both ways. We just got beat on a 
couple of big plays." 

"We've got to stop those big plays 
from happening," line backer Adam Wirtz 
said. "We've got to keep the emotion at a 
higher level all the time." 

Cal Lutheran responded with a 71- 
yard march down the field that included a 
25-yard run from Stitt who broke free 
from a tackle to get the Kingsmen to the 
nine-yard line. 

The drive ended with a ouchdown 
pass from Chris Czernek to Chris 
Dingman making the score 23-38. "I felt 
pretty good about the pass and touch- 
down," Dingman said. "That's why I 
play," he added. 

Czernek also threw a 54-yard bomb to 
Justin Magruder on the game's final play 
with no time left on the clock making the 
final score 38-31. 

"We just need to realize that the high 
point is that we did not give up. I think that 
we proved that at the end of the game. We 
are relentless and we won't give up," cap- 
tain Mike McErlane said. 

The Kingsmen gained 188 yards rush- 
ing and 249 yards passing while the 
Bulldogs gained 221 rushing yards and 
197 passing yards. Cal Lutheran gained 
more total yardage, but it was not enough 
to defeat their conference opponent. 

"We were almost there as a team. 
We've got to keep working hard and we've 
got to keep the mistakes to a minimum," 
Dingman said. 

"I think as a team we need to build on 
it. If we play every play like we played the 
last one of the game, we're going to be all 
right," McErlane said. 

Regals v-ball 
gets it right 


The Regals beat Whittier in a 
three game match on Friday, 
Sept. 22. 

By Jeremy Schrock 


The women's volleyball team domi- 
nated Whittier College on Friday, Sept. 22, 
starting their SCIAC season 1-0, winning 
in only one hour and ten minutes. 

In the beginning of the match-up the 
Regals easily overcame Whittier 15-3. In 
the next game Whittier tried their best to 
fight back against the Regals, but it was to 
no avail, as the game ended with a score of 

In the third and final game the Regals 
took Whittier by a score of 15-11, to end 
the match in only three games. 

"We worked really hard in practice to 
prepare for the season opener and set team 
goals at the beginning of the game. We 
had a goal to communicate more on the 
court and to take Whittier in three games. 
We were able to meet these goals and start 
league play in a game that was exciting for 
all of us!" freshman middle blocker 
Amanda Kiser said. 

Opposite setter sophomore Jamie 
Arnold had a total of six kills and seven 
defensive digs. She was in the right place 
at the right time to meet Whittier's hard 

hitting outside hitter Lisa Christopher who 
was only allowed a total of 10 kills against 
the Regals. 

"We came to Whittier ready to play 
hard. After a slow start to team play this 
year we were not going to let the first con- 
ference game get away from us. Whittier 
was one of the better teams last year and 
we worked hard to be ready for them this 
year," Sophomore opposite setter Jamie 
Arnold said. 

Leading the Regals in the Whittier 
match were sophomore outside hitter Sally 
Jahrus, who recorded 14 kills and four 
defensive digs and sophomore middle 
blocker Rebecca Sehenuk, who also 
recorded 14 kills, one defensive dig and 
two solo blocks, junior setter Kari 
Whitney recorder 34 assists, a pair of aces, 
and six defensive digs. 

"This was a great start for league, and 
now we (Regals Vball) are setting our 
sights on Occidental, which will be our 
first home game on Tuesday, Sept. 26. It's 
all coming together and I think we are on 
our way to a winning season!" sophomore 
outside hitter Sally Jahrus said. 

"I believe we have the potential to 
dominate the league if our level of play 
stays as it has been dominating, persistent, 
and goal oriented. If we can continue to 
meet our goals each week I think we will 
be the Women's Volleyball SCIAC 
Champions for the year 2000," freshman 
middle blocker Amanda Kiser said. 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 41, No. 6 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 

October 4, 2000 

Eating disorders: 
90 percent of cases 
are college students 
and teenage women 

See story on page 5 

Surf's up! 

Museum shows the 
evolution of surfing 

See story on page 6 

Kingsmen roll over 
Panthers in foot- 
ball game 

See story on page 10 

Blue lights 
installed to 
bring extra 
safety to CLU 

Blue light emergency 
phones installed on 
campus to ensure safety 

By Laura Nechanicky and Jennifer Brown 


Blue-light safety phones became 
operational in three areas on the CLU 
campus on Friday, Sept. 22. 

Jeff Cowgill, director of campus safe- 
ty and services, says the purpose of the 
phones is to prevent possible threats, dis- 
turbances and medical emergencies from 
happening on campus. 

"If you have one loss, it's way too 
many. It's better to get the equipment and 
proactive." Cowgill said. 

Campus Safety and Services did a 
lighting survey last year and decided to 
install one blue-light phone in Buth Park, 
one in the parking lot by Alumni Hall and 
one outside the library near Luther Statue. 

"The blue light phones have a 20 per- 
cent crime reduction rate, I'm really proud 
[that CLU] was willing to spend the 
money on these phones," Cowgill said. 

Each unit costs $4,000. Cowgill says 
the response from students has been really 

"It makes students more comfortable 
walking around campus at night," said Jeff 
McMillan, facilities trades supervisor. 

Some locations on campus are dark 
and have no phones to call from if a stu- 
dent is walking home from class and an 
emergency occurs. 

"I think it's a good idea. It makes 
campus security more available to stu- 
dents in case of an emergency," junior 
Jennifer Stoltenberg said. 

To work the blue-light phones in an 
emergency simply push the silver button, 
and in less than one minute the 24-hour 
campus security will be available to assist. 
When the button is pressed the blue light 
on top of the phone will flash throughout 
campus until the emergency is resolved. 

"It's a great deterrent," Cowgill said. 

McMillan hopes students won't abuse 
the phones. 

"There are some immature people 
that will misuse them for practical jokes, 
causing our security to be unavailable 
when a real emergency occurs," senior 
Mindy Skierk said. 

There have been a few pranks caused 

by neighborhood kids and CLU students. 

Cowgill isn't worried about prank 

calls. However, he feels students are 

smart enough to know the phones are for 

Please see LIGHTS, Page 4 

Parents experience CLU life 

Parents weekend proves 
to be an interesting and 
beneficial experience 

By Brooke Peterson and Patrick Chesney 


After months of planning, students 
and parents flocked together for a week- 
end of activities and getting to know one 
another on Saturday, Sept. 30. 

"It's nice to come on campus and see 
the environment the kids live in," said 
Gene Peterson, father of freshman 
Heather Peterson. 

The weekend started out with regis- 
tration on Friday, but many parents 
arrived on Saturday to participate in the 
Kingsmen Block Party and CLU Football 

Other activities included Parent 
University, in which parents took two 
classes on Saturday morning. Classes 
included: "Exploring Art and the Person," 
"The Master Plan of CLU," "Study 
Abroad," "Gift and Estate Plan." There 
was also a tour of the new residence hall. 

"We discovered ourselves through 
art, and we've gone to the Study Abroad 
Program," said Betty Cameron, motheF of 
freshman Allison Cameron. 

"Exploring Art and the Person," 
taught by Dr. Jerry Slattum, received 
highmarks from parents who attended the 

Photograph courtesy of Student Activities 

Parents and students enjoy lunch in Kingsmen Park last Saturday 
during Parents Weekend. 

"That was like the best thing I've 
ever done . . . Jerry was the best," said 
Cynthia Peterson, mother of freshman 
Heather Peterson. 

Many parents enjoyed the activities 

of the day. According to Gail Strickler. 
coordinator for student programs, there 
were record numbers at this year's Parents 

Please see PARENTS, Page 4 

'Rad Pad' winners take home cash prizes 

How Rad is Your Pad? 
contest held last 
Tuesday encouraged 

By Brianne Davis 


The famous "How Rad is Your 
Pad?" contest was held on Tuesday, 
Sept. 26. 

Judges Bill Rosser, Randy 
Toland and Brian Card were hard at 
work from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. visit- 
ing all of the rooms and making the 
final decisions. 

There were three categories to 
be judged: "Bursting at the 
Theme," "Royal Flush" and "Suite, 
Sweet, Suite." Each category win- 
ner took home a prize of $80. 

The winners of the "Bursting 
at the Theme" category were in 
Thompson Hall, Room 101. 
Roommates Christina Garcia, 
Mariko McCanless, Val Okada and 

Niki Shishido chose to decorate 
their room in Hawaiian style. The 
most distinctive object in their 
room was a three-dimensional 
palm tree. 

"We were motivated to have 
a cool room to live in, and we 
wanted something to remind us of 
home," Shishido said. 

The "Royal Flush" award 
went to New West, Room 916. 
Bryan Frankhouser, Erik 
Gravrock, James Hoch and Steve 
Rowland chose to do a bathroom 
of convenience. 

Their bathroom includes not 
only the sink and shower, but also 
a television, telephone, refrigera- 
tor and a Super Nintendo. 

The final category "Suite, 
Sweet, Suite" was won by New 
West, Room 1212. Tim Clunen, 
Jon Dewey, Luke Friedrich and 
Elliot Richards captured the look 
of an apartment with separate 

Please see ROOMS, Page 4 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

"Bursting at the Theme" room takes a 
Hawaiian holiday. 

The Echo 


this week at clu 

October 4, 2000 


October 4 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Commuter Coffee 


8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Depression Screening Test 
Student Union Building 
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

"Vie Truth About Jane" 
Women's Resource Center 
7:00 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


Physical Therapy Aide: Part-lime. Flexible 
hours. Camarillo. Will Train, must be Pre- 
Therapy Program Applicant or have strong 
interest Fax resume to 
(805) 987-8045. no walk-ins or calls please. 

Guitar Lessons: Great for beginners. 
Experienced instructor. Low Rates. Can come 
to you. (818)874-9029 

Classified ads can be placed on the 

Calendar page for a flat rate regardless of 

word count. Discount available for multiple 

issue orders. Ads are subject to editing for 

content and clarity. Call (805) 493-3865 


We would like to have your name 
and phone number on file should 

any of the alumni attending 
Homecoming need a babysitter. A 
CLU alum will contact you with par- 
ticulars for that weekend. In the 
meantime, please send your name 
and phone number to Alumni 
Relations at (805) 493-3170 



October 5 

"Did life Come From Mars?" 
Samuelson Chapel 
10:00 a.m. 

Ethnic Food Fair 
Student Union Building 


Kingsmen Park 

7:00 p.m. 

Senior Social 

Elephant Bar-Simi Valley 

9:00 p.m. 


Student Union Building 

10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 


October 8 

California Chamber Artists 
Samuelson Chapel 
3:00 p.m 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


October 9 

Faculty Meeting 
Humanities 119-120 
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Church Council 
5:30 p.m. 

Don't want to eat in the Caf? 

Buy a Kingsmen Gold Card and get a discount 
at eight different restaurants in Thousand Oaks. 

Card = $10.00 

You can buy a card in the Alumni Office in the Admissions 
building or call (805)4g3-3170 

DiSCOlintS @ Pretzel Maker, Ameci, Round Table. P&L Burger. Fresh 
Tortilla, Olga's Kitchen, and Mongolian BBQ. 

Public Forum: 

"Separation of Church and State" 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 

7 p.m. 
Samuelson Chapel 

Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Dircetor 

Americans United for Spearation of Church and State 

with Prof. Joseph Everson as moderator 

The American Heart Associations 
Annual Heart Walk 

Saturday, Oct. 14 

Consists of a 5k (3 miles) walk/ run through Westlake 

CLU is in the process of collecting teammates for the 2000 American 

Heart Walk. The team is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers and generous 

donors. If you arc interested in contributing to the students' team, by 

walking or donating, please contact Keri 

at (805)493-3166 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Advisors 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


October 10 

Senior Social 

Brown Bag Series: "Dreams" 
Women's Resource Center 
Noon to 1:00 p.m. 

"Life in the Hood!" 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 



Our second adventure is taking place 

on Oct 14. We will be going to 


9:00 a.m. - midnight 


For more information on other upcoming adventures, 

please contact the Office of Multicultural and 

International Programs at (805) 493-3951 

JAufiticufituitofi QaM 
£ssay Contest 

Pick up an entry form today in the 

Multicultural Office! 

Entry deadline is October 20, 2000 

$150 cash prize to winner 

Questions? Call Nancy at 

(805) 493-3323 


■ ■ i'Pi i ii >■— — ■— m— 


$ Where else can 
) you get good coffee 

at midnight? 


WANTED: Amateur 

Picassos with Big 


On Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, 

Oct. 8, the Lord of Life 

Student Congregation 

and Community Service Center 

are coming together to paint 

a retired pastor's house from 

12:30-5 p.m. 

Call Natalie Roberts at 
(805) 241-2242 or email to sign up 



is looking for new members. 

Meetings are on Wednesdays 
at 7 p.m. in the SUB 

Call Jason Scott 
at (805) 241-2321 with questions 

October 4, 2000 


The Echo 3 

Healing relationships through art 

Brown bag speaker, Dr. 
Maria Velasco, spoke on 
traumatic relationships last 
Tuesday in Kramer Court 

By Jackie Dannaker 


The Women's Resource Center had 
guest speaker Maria Velasco, M.D. on 
Thursday, Sept. 26, for one of the Brown 
Bag Series Lectures in Kramer Court. 

Velasco spoke about "Healing 
Traumatic Relationships Through Art." 

Velasco began by telling the group 
about her traumatic life and how she has 
been able to deal with traumatic experi- 
ences through art during the transition of 
her teenage years without the support she 
needed from her husband. He wasn't very 
understanding of how hard it was for her to 
go to school, take care of her family, 
please him and take care of herself 

Velasco said she loved her husband 
unconditionally but he did not care for her 
as much. 

She also said that her mother once 
told her that she was stupid and ugly. 

Her mother's comments, Velasco said, 
have stuck in the back of her mind ever 

Through her pain, Velasco discovered 
art and the life of Frieda Kahlo. 

Kahlo has been an inspiration to 
Velasco. Kahlo was an artist who 
expressed through her paining her pain 
caused by poor health, lameness, abor- 
tions, loneliness and depression. 

Velasco said Kahlo married Diego 
Rivera, a man who inflicted pain because 
that is how he expressed his love for her. 
When Kahlo died, Rivera regretted every- 
thing that had happened. 

"My little girl, I did not know I would 
love and miss you so much. I guess I was 
addicted to the pain I caused you," Velasco 
said, restating a quote by Rivera. 

Velasco stated that she felt connected 
with Frieda and this inspired her to 
research more about healing through art. 

"I came to the realization that you 
have the power within you to heal, and art 
is a beautiful medium and expression of 
the soul," Velasco said. "Painting your 
emotions on a canvas will surprise you and 
you may not like it. Just put it away and 
take the canvas out again." 

Basically, Kahlo developed Diego 
Rivera Syndrome, which is when a person 
cannot conceive of life without their sig- 
nificant other. 

"I went through [that] also. I loved my 
husband and put him on a pedestal like 
Kahlo did with Diego Rivera. This is why 

Photograph courtesy of Community Service Center 

Sophomore Karen Pierce expresses delight in painting. 

1 connected with," Velasco said. 

"Maria Velasco's desire to give 
awareness to the Latino woman's role in 
society through her art is an incredible 
achievement," senior Kiki Terry said. 

Velasco talked about how nothing 

hurts more than to be rejected by the one 
he or she loves. 

"Love is a process, and in order to 
heal, people must give themselves permis- 
sion to love themselves as well as others," 
senior Angel Holquin said. 

Keeping you informed: RHA 

By Katie Bashaw 


The Residence Hall Association met 
in the SUB at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 

ASCLU Advisor Mike Fuller started 
the meeting off by giving a quick update 
on upcoming campus activities 
Homecoming and Parents Weekend. 

RHA Advisor Angela Naginey told the 
committee about the possible move-in 
dates for the new apartments and asked for 
people to help move the residents in. The 
moving began Sept. 30 and should follow 
through until Oct. 5. 

One of the main topics of discussion 
at this week's meeting was "How Rad is 
Your Pad?" 

"People [in Mt. Clef] are already 
fighting about who is going to win," fresh- 

man Mt. Clef President Johanna 
McDonald said. 

Freshman Pederson Hall President 
Dereem McKinney talked about some of 
the programs going on in her hall. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Hall Council 
hosted a Cookie Night for the residents. 
Hall Council also asked people for their 
names and a random fact about them- 
selves, which they are going to put in a 
book with their pictures. 

The residents were also given the 
opportunity to give suggestions to the 
council on what kind of improvements 
they would like to see in the hall and what 
kind of activities they want to have. 

"[It was] wonderful, a ton of people 
showed up," McKinney said. 

Pederson hosted a Hall Dinner, 
"Leadership and Lasagna," on Wednesday, 
Sept. 27. 

Hall Council is also working with the 

RAs and Mt. Clefs Council to have Trick 
or Treating for Halloween. 

Sophomore Beth Montez, Old West 
president, reported that there were two 
floor reps from each building in Old West, 
with the exception of Rassmussen, which 
had one. 

Hall Council is also working with the 
RA's to have a haunted house for 
Halloween. There will be a hall competi- 
tion for a Thanksgiving Food Drive and in 
the second week of October, there is a vol- 
leyball game planned against New West, 
with a BBQ to follow. 

Thompson President, sophomore 
Dante Few, said that they are planning to 
go around and ask the residents for their 
input on what they would like to see hap- 
pening in the hall. 

McDonald reported that on 
Wednesday, Sept. 27, a Beach Blast in the 
Plounge took place to introduce the offi- 

cers to the residents and have hall rep sign- 
ups. There was Beach Boys music playing 
and a hula hoop contest. 

Mt. Clef is also working with 
Pederson on a dance for the two halls 
around Halloween. 

Halloween in New West will be cele- 
brated by carving pumpkins, according to 
President Laura Manners. 

Manners also reported that they need 
more floor reps and that they are working 
with the RAs and Old West to plan a vol- 
leyball game. 

Hall Council is also organizing "The 
Roomie Game," which is a competition 
between all the rooms in New West. 

Manners said there will be one room- 
mate at the front of the group and all the 
other roomies have to guess facts about 
their chosen roommate. 

"We did it last year in Thompson . . . 
it was really awesome," Manners said. 

Keeping you informed: Programs Board 

Programs Board works 
hard to get Homecoming 
preparations finalized 

By Brooke Peterson 


Final plans and preparations for 
Homecoming Week were the main topic of 
discussion at the weekly Programs Board 
meeting held on Monday, Sept. 25. 

The meeting began with a squeeze 
prayer in which members of the group 
went around and commended each other 

for their hard work, dedication and cre- 

"I'm totally impressed with the direc- 
tion," ASCLU-G President Brian Card 

Mike Fuller updated the group in 
regards to Parents Weekend. 

"It's going to be a huge weekend. We 
have record numbers," Fuller said. 

Fuller also mentioned the Saturday 
Block Party that is going to be held during 
Parents Weekend. 

Other programs were discussed, such 
as the Diabetes Walk, intramural sports 
and the Big Brother program. 

The Diabetes Walk is to be held Sept. 
14, and CLU does have a team this year. 

The intramural sports have been suc- 
cessful, and basketball teams are forming 

The Big Brother program is currently 
looking for people to go out and support 
kids for a day. The event is to take place on 
Oct. 7. 

Another issue that was mentioned was 
the publicity and success of the Saferides 
Program. The question came up on 
whether Saferides could be used for other 
than being drunk. 

"That's why it is called 'Saferides,' 

not 'Drunkrides,'" Sara Hartley said. 
"People can use it for anything." 

The group broke during the meeting 
into their sub-committees and discussed 
the tentative plans for Homecoming Week. 

Each day of the week is to have a spe- 
cial event taking place, starting with "Play 
for Pay" in the SUB on Oct. 18. 

The week will end with the annual 
carnival and Homecoming dance. 

This year's theme for the week of 
Homecoming will be "Under the Big Top'" 

The Homecoming dance will have a 
"Moonlit Masquerade" theme and ticket 
sales will be announced soon. 

The Echo 


October 4, 2000 

CLU students get chance to work with film 

By Chris Schmitthenner 


High school students between the 
ages of 15 and 18 will have the unique 
opportunity of participating in a teen film- 
makers workshop hosted by CLU. 

The workshop is being held to allow 

students to participate in the production 

process of Public Service Announcements 

.to understand the technical and social 

impact of visual storytelling. 

The instructor of this workshop will 
be Academy Award-winning producer 
David Massey. 

Massey is known for his work as pro- 
ducer on such films as the docu-drama 
"Men of Courage" and "The Second 
Coming," starring Blair Underwood and 
James Earl Jones. Besides being a film- 


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"We had [parents] on Friday, and we 
have checked in more people as well. I 
wouldn't be surprised if we had 500," 
Strickler said. 

The addition of on-campus sporting 
events to this year's program, such as the 
football game and the Alumni soccer 
game, have contributed to a more eventful 
weekend for parents and students to enjoy 

"[We're going] to the football game 
and block party," freshman Annika 
Gustafson said. 

Event coordinators were excited 
about the number of parents who attended 
Parents Weekend this year, and were 
impressed by the number of activities they 
participated in. 

"There's really something for all par- 

Rooms: Contest 
spurs much excite- 
ment and school spirit 
among winners 

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areas. Their room has a corner to eat in, a 
study area, a living room area, the bed- 
rooms and a nice bathroom all in a little 
space without looking cluttered. 

"It is really cool that people like to 
leave their rooms and problems to come to 
our room because it feels like a home to 
them," Clunen said. 

RHA Programming Chair Margaret 
Miller was extremely excited about the 
contest this year. 

"There was so much involvement 
from the students and a lot of rooms 
signed up to enter. Everyone is really 
excited about it because it is a tradition," 
Miller said. "The student's enthusiasm 
really showed when all of the rooms were 
awesome looking. The competition was 
very close this year." 

maker, Massey is also an educator. 

He teaches photojournalism, film and 
video at Chatsworth High School in the 
Los Angeles Unified School District. 

Massey earned a bachelor's degree in 
communications and education from Ohio 
Dominican College and a master's degree 
in advanced film and television studies 
from the American Film Institute. While at 
the American Film Institute, Masey's the- 
sis, "The Last Breeze," was nominated for 
an Academy Award and is still one of the 
highest grossing films ever produced at the 
American Film Institute. 

Massey's other distinctions include 
earning an NAACP Image Award nomina- 
tion for his work on "Men of Courage," 
being selected as an Eastman Kodak 
Second Century Honoree and becoming an 

inductee into the Black Filmmakers Hall 
of Fame. 

Janet Meyer of the continuing educa- 
tion office originally put together this spe- 
cial workshop for teens interesting in purs- 
ing film careers later in life. 

"I thought it could be a good course to 
offer within the community," Meyer said. 

According to Meyer, students in the 
class will learn about all aspects of both 
pre- and post-production in creating the 
Public Service Announcement. 

"They are actually going to write the 
segment, examine camera angles, leam 
directorial techniques, composition, block- 
ing, storyboarding and casting strategies. 
They will also do location scouting and 
learn the proper way to operate a video 
camera," Meyer said. 

Photograph courtesy of Student Activities Office 

CLU cheer and dance team members enjoy lunch with parents. 

Lights: New safety lights on campus 
keep CLU safe and sound for students 

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emergencies only. Cowgill says the safety 

benefits outweigh those disadvantages. 
"We are willing to deal with 

[pranks]," Cowgill said. 

Students can expect to see the campus 

bright and blue in the future, and as the 

campus grows, Cowgill says, the 

University plans to add more phones. 

"[The phones] have a lot of good 

benefits," McMillan said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Stacy Ore, Jennifer Olsen and 
Jennifer Gappinger check out the 
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Meyer also said that in post-produc- 
tion, students will be able to do some lim- 
ited work with titling, editing, voiceovers, 
music and sound effects. 

According to Meyer, they have 
already reached their goal of having 10-15 
students in the class, and are still accepting 
sign-ups. Due to the success, Meyer is 
already planning to put on the workshop 
next year, with some additional features. 

"Next time, we hope to have some 
community support to provide scholar- 
ships so low-income students can partici- 
pate," Meyer said. 

The cost of the class is $295 for early 
registration and $320 for sign-ups after 
Sept. 25. The workshop will be held on 
Saturdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 1 
p.m. till 4 p.m. 

Mr. Gear 
comes to CLU 

By Brooke Peterson 


Mr. William "Bill" Gear 

He grew up in California. He likes 
small. He wanted a school that was sup- 
portive of the program. CLU fit the match 

Mr. William "Bill" Gear is the new 
director of Sports Medicine in the kinesi- 
ology department. 

"1 think what really was the key fac- 
tor was the interest university-wide in the 
Sports Medicine program, and the amount 
of support that is here for it," Gear said. 

Gear is an athletic trainer and it was 
his time in high school that first sparked 
his interest in the field. 

"All the injuries 1 incurred in high 
school sports motivated me," Gear said. 

Gear feels that it was these injuries in 
high school that gave him the general 
understanding of human movement. 

Gear gained further interest with the 
whole idea of sports medicine and athletic 
training when he spent time with his ath- 
letic trainer in high school. 

"Just seeing what he did interested 
me," Gear said. 

Gear has always wanted to focus 
more on students and younger kids. He 
noticed that there are not as many athletic 
trainers in that setting. 

Gear also became interested in teach- 


"I developed a knack for it," Gear 


Gear's number one goal for CLU at 
this time is to get the Sports Medicine pro- 
gram accredited. 

"That's the primary thing I'm here 
for," Gear said. 


October 4, 2000 

The Echo 5 

Free depression screening offered 

By Brianne Davis 


The Health and Counseling Center is 
offering a free depression screening test to 
students, as Oct. 5 marks the 10th annual 
National Depression Screening Day. 

Depressive illnesses affect adults of 
ages 18 and older and college students are 
at a higher risk. According to the National 
Institute of Mental Health, each year 12 
percent of females and 7 percent of males 
are affected. 

Depression is defined as a mood dis- 
order characterized by one or more major 

depressive episodes, during which there is 
either a depressed mood or the loss of 
interest or pleasure in nearly all activities. 

The symptoms that can be recognized 
as part of a depressive illness are feeling 
sad, significantly diminished interest or 
pleasure in almost all activities, significant 
weight loss or gain, sleep disturbances, 
inability to concentrate, feelings of worth- 
lessness and inappropriate excessive guilt, 
fatigue and loss of energy nearly every 
day. All of these are treatable medical ill- 
nesses once the illness is identified. 

"Anyone who suspects that they 
might be depressed, feels sad every once 

Symptoms of depression: 

♦ Persistent sad or "empty" mood 

♦ Loss of interest or pleasure in ordinary activities 

♦ Decreased energy, fatigue, being "slowed down" 

♦ Sleep disturbances (insomnia, early morning waking) 

♦ Eating disturbances (loss of appetite and weight, or weight gain) 

♦ Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions 

♦ Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness 

♦ Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts 

♦ Irritability 

♦ Excessive crying 

♦ Chronic aches and pains that don't respond to treatment 

For more information and a free brochure, call 1-800-421- 4211 

According to National Institute of Mental Health 

Support available for dealing 
with eating disorders 

By Julie Leiker and Alison Robertson 


Eating disorders are the second most 
fatal disorder in the United States. Every 
year, more than 2,600 people die from the 
disorder. Over 90 percent of the afflicted 
are adolescents and college students. 

"Eating disorders are definitely 
present on the CLU campus, but the 
majority of men and women don't get 
help," said Health Services Counselor 
Nikki Rocca. "Shame, guilt and denial 
[keep] students [from receiving] treat- 

College-aged men and women have 
perceptions of what the ideal body type 
and weight is. The pressure to look good is 
confirmed by the "skinny is in and fat is 
out" message the media sends out. 

According to the Institute of Mental 
Health, many students have the perception 
that an ideal weight is 100 pounds. The 
Institute also reports that very few men 
and women are ever able to maintain pos- 
itive body images due to the pressures 
placed on them by society. 

People who suffer from eating disor- 
ders such as anorexia and bulimia usually 
have low self-esteem. 

Those suffering from anorexia or 
bulimia often keep their feelings to them- 
selves, rarely disobey authority and tend to 
be perfectionists, good students and good 
athletes, according to Jeffrey Turner, a 
researcher for the Institute of Health. 

'Teople who develop bulimia con- 
sume huge amounts of food to reduce 
stress and relieve anxiety," Turner said. 

Eating disorders can be caused by 
personality factors, genetics, the environ- 
ment and biochemistry. Because the disor- 
der is so common among college students, 
it is often not seen as a problem, but rather 

"Most CLU students don't want to 
reveal and understand the severity of the 
problem," Rocca said. 

People usually do not seek treatment 
for an eating disorder until it has taken 
over their mind and body. 

'The mind can't comprehend when 
you're starving yourself. Luckily, a shift in 
eating disorders is going from secrecy to 
awareness," Rocca said. 

Possible treatments for these disor- 
ders are psychotherapy and nutritional 
guidance. Recovery can take anywhere 
from two to seven years. 

As an attempt to help CLU students 
with such problem, Rocca provides an eat- 
ing disorder support group Thursday 
evenings in the Health Center office. The 
group is open to students and the commu- 
nity at no extra cost. 

"Seven out of 10 clients play a part in 
therapy," Rocca said. 

She focuses on the issues of food and 
being underweight, what eating disorder 
thrives on and the black-and-white think- 
ing, "if I'm not thin, I must be fat." 

"Being thin doesn't necessarily equal 
happiness," Rocca said. 

in a while for no reason, is tired and 
stressed all the time should be tested," said 
Nikki Rocca, health services counselor. 
"Anyone can participate in the screening. 
It's free so there is no reason not to get test- 
ed. The process only takes five to twenty 

A depression study revealed that 4 
percent of adolescents suffer from major 
depression at an early age, and results in 
the third cause of death among teens. 
Those who survive and do not get treat- 
ment have high odds for committing sui- 
cide later in their lives. 

Statistics have indicated students are 
more common to ignore the signs of 
depression and fail to get treatment. 
Depression is very common to go untreat- 
ed. Many people are not aware that what 
they are experiencing is a form of depres- 

The depression screening awareness 
day was created for the purpose of educat- 
ing all individuals at risk. Depression 
awareness is important due to genetic fac- 
tors and number of people believed to be 
suffering from the illness. 

According to clinical psychologists, 
there are many effective treatment forms 
to deal with depression once the individual 
seeks help. 

"No person should have to continue 
feeling bad if they were able to recognize 
that what they are experiencing is an actu- 
al disorder and that there is help," Rocca 

There is a place on campus and off 
campus where students can get help. It is 

possible to get treated on campus through 
the therapy offered by the counseling cen- 
ter. A student may also get treatment for 
depression in other parts of the Conejo 

There are currently no programs 
offered on campus for depression, but the 
screening serves as a tool for the center to 
assess the needs of students and to direct 
them to the right place. 

'The Health and Counseling Center 
provides individual therapy for those who 
are suffering from depression, free of 
charge to CLU students," Rocca said. 

To get more information on the 
resources offered and to sched- 
ule a depression screening test 
appointment, contact Health and 
Counseling Services at 

(805) 493- 3225 

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By the first year of college, 4.5 to 18 percent of women and 
0.4 percent of men have a history of bulimia and as many as 
1 percent females between the ages of 12 and 18 have 


♦: .:: More than five million Americans are affected each year. 

♦ An estimated 2,657 men and women die each year. 

♦ 10 percent of college men and women suffer from clinical 
eating disorder. 

♦ 5.1 percent suffer from bulimia nervosa. 

♦ Approximately 5 percent of adolescent and adult women and 
1 percent of men have anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. 

♦ 15 percent of young women have substantially disordered 
eating attitudes and behaviors. 

♦ About 9,000 people admitted to hospitals were diagnosed 
with bulimia in 1994. 

♦ About 1,000 women die of anorexia each year. 

♦ Five to 10 million adolescent girls and women struggle with 
eating disorders and borderline eating conditions. 

For more information contact: 

Eating Awareness and Prevention, 1-800-931-2237 or www.edap.or 

Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health 

6 The Echo 


October 4, 2000 

Photographs courtesy of Travis Freeman 

(Above): Surf music from the past; surf guitar, Dick Dale album, fender amplifier, and 
Beach Boys album. (Right): Vintage balsa wood surfboard 

Photograph courtesy of Travis Freeman 

Surfs up Tin Centura County 

In The Curl: The evolution of surfing in Ventura County 

Hawaiian shirts, surfboards, vintage video footage, 
and surfing paraphernalia crowded the walls of the 
Ventura County Museum of History and Arts Hoffman 
Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 30. 

The "In the Curl" exhibit began on Sept. 16 and hon- 
ors the history of the sport of surfing in Ventura County. 

"Surfing has been around for a very long time and 
this exhibit puts it into perspective how far this sport has 
come," senior Travis Freeman said. 

This museum served as the surfer's wonderland. A 
wide variety of long boards, short boards, sand boards and 
boogie boards, both old and new, filled the gallery. All of 
this memorabilia was hung on the wall and in the back- 
ground the Beach Boys played, adding to the desert island 
dream effect of the exhibit. 

The exhibit's emphasis was surfing in Ventura 
County particularly, and photographs dating back to the 
1930s by master of the genre Leroy Grannis showed just 

how active surfers in Ventura were at that time. 

The exhibit also explored the shift in surfboards from 
balsa wood to foam. The new foam boards were molded 
from foam and handshaped, which provided a completely 
different experience for the average surfer. 

"I liked the fact that the exhibit was little and person- 
al and I learned so much about surfing in under an hour by 
just being there. It was interesting to see the vast varieties 
of surf boards and the evolution from balsa wood to 
foam," Freeman said. 

Another focus the exhibit covered was the surfing 
music of the past. Albums and 45s by Dick Dale, the king 
of the surf guitar, were favorites among many surfers in 
Ventura County. A replica of the surf guitar and a fender 
amplifier were also displayed. 

Photographs from the First Annual U.S. Professional 
Surfing Championships in Ventura were also strung along 
the wall. The championship was divided into two skill 

tests: total time standing up on the board and nose-diving, 
and $5,000 was awarded to the winner. 

Bright scenic portraits of the ocean and the California 
coastline also brought life to the exhibit. The picture that 
greeted viewers as they came in was "La Costa," which 
means the coast. The picture was enormous and hung in 
the entryway. It depicted the deep dark ocean with the 
crest of a swelling wave. This portrait was donated to the 
exhibit by the artist Eric Ward, who is also an employee 
of the museum. Some of the other works displayed at the 
exhibit were entitled "PCH Malibu" and "Moonrise." 
These two portraits were also donated by local artists. 

"Ventura is very proud of their surfing history. I 
think that the art displayed at the exhibit set the mood," 
Freeman said. 

♦ Christina MacDonald, ARTS EDITOR 

Artist exMore* nature through art 

By Christina MacDonald 


Ventura County artist Eric Ward 
donated his prize portrait, "La Costa," to 
his place of work, the Ventura County 
Museum of History and Art, for its "In the 
Curl" exhibit. 

The exhibit started on Sept. 16 and 
will continue through November 26. 

'This exhibit is lighthearted and fun. 
It doesn't require too much deep thinking," 
said Ward. 

Ward believes that the many works 
that he has done are a reflection of his 
experience at Westmont College where he 
formed a hard work ethic and high stan- 
dards of quality. 

He is currently enrolled in a graduate 
art program at California State University, 
Northridge, and he is starting to delve 
deeper into his soul for inspiration. He is 
now painting a much greater variety of 

Ward has an incredible eye for the 
ocean and its surrounding environment. 

As a native southern Californian he 
feels that this subject of painting is beyond 
explanation or any simple definition. 

From the time he was a tod- 
dler, Ward has enjoyed being at 
one with nature, whether it was 
playing in the waves or body- 
boarding at the Waiamea Bay 
Shore break in Hawaii. 

"The ocean has made an 
everlasting indelible impression 
on me,"Ward said. 

Ward feels that the waves he 
depicts are not just waves. 
Instead, they symbolize the jour- 
ney through life. 

Many of Ward's works are 
distributed throughout Ventura 
County. His portraits hang in 
coffee shops, but he is most 
proud of the one he donated to 
the exhibit. 

"I am very proud of the 
painting I donated. I am honored 
and privileged to have made the 
contribution,"Ward said. 

Due to his love of the ocean 
and his interest in surfing as a 
sport. Ward has put much time 
into making the "In the Curl "exhibit what 

it is. 

His work, "La Costa," is sold in the 
museum's gift shop in card style along 

Photograph courtesy of Eric Ward 

Eric Ward's portrait "La Costa," which means "the coast." This portrait is displayed in 
the entryway of the "In the Cud" exhibit. Ward has painted a variety of works related to 
the ocean, surfing and the California coast. 

with other items , such as, books, model 
surfboards, and postcards. 

Ward is pleased with the success of 
the exhibit and hopes that those who visit- 
ed really left with a sense of what surfing 

in Ventura County was like many years 


He hopes that the exhibit serves to be 
an enlightening experience for all of those 
who visit. 

7 The Echo 

October 4, 2000 


Mission to 
Mars: For sci-fi 
lovers only 

By Eric Kallman 


In the newest release to video, direc- 
tors Brian De Palma and Stephen H. 
Burum came together to make what 
might be the most unusual studio release 
of 2000, "Mission to Mars." 

1 assumed the star-packed big budg- 
et film would be the dramatic science fic- 
tion piece it started out as. What I didn't 
anticipate was the peculiar, imaginative 
and awesome fantasy it turns out to be. 

After a first manned mission to Mars 
ends in a strange and unknown accident, 
a new crew is put together and sent to 
save a missing astronaut (Don Cheadle) 
and find out what really happened. 

The crew consists of a recent wid- 
ower (Gary Sinise), a husband and wife 
(Tim Robbins and Connie Nielson) and a 
young rookie (Jerry O'Connell). 

"Mission to Mars" has great acting 
and even greater special effects. The film 
benefits from the fact that it's full of 
actors that audiences already like. The 
public has adored Sinise ever since he 
was Lieutenant Dan. 

Robbins is always venerated 

whether he's writing and directing 
("Cradle Will Rock" and "Dead Man 
Walking") or acting ("The Shawshank 

Connie Nielson's reputation is grow- 
ing by leaps and bounds with major roles 
in "Gladiator" and "Soldier." And 
stranded astronaut Don Cheadle has 
received many award nominations 
recently, starring opposite Denzel 
Washington in "Devil in a Blue Dress" 
and portraying Sammy Davis, Jr. in 
HBO's "The Rat Pack." 

The film's special effects are as 
amazing as they are believable. The 
images of outer space are a major com- 
ponent of the film as it seems almost half 
of the movie is spent in dramatic pause so 
the audience can take all of the images in. 

What no trailer or movie review can 
prepare you for is what the crew finds on 
Mars. The movie's superior special 
effects and strong acting are needed to 
keep the astronauts' discovery believ- 
able, even in the imaginative sci-fi future 


I'll give "Mission to Mars" a three 
out of five as a rental. I don't know if 
I'd be as entertained by this film if I 
spent $8.50 on it and was expecting 
something, but it does make an 
enjoyable and interesting rental. 

Sir Cheech and 

By Ryan McElhinney 


Grab the visine and your jumbo bag 
of Doritos and get ready for perhaps one 
of the more unexpected films you will 
ever see. "Saving Grace," while not a 
fantastic movie in itself, is interesting to 
say the least. 

The film is set in a small town in 
England whose residents seem strangely 
preoccupied with smoking marijuana. 

Now there did seem to be a sub-plot 
going on someplace, but generally the 
emphasis is placed on the smoking part. 

Brenda Blethyn plays a mild-man- 
nered widow who has found that her 
recently deceased husband left her with 
quite a bit of debt that she cannot pay off. 

Her character, Grace, just happens to 
be an accomplished amateur gardener. 
Grace's groundskeeper, Matthew, played 
by Craig Ferguson, has a little problem of 
his own. It seems that the hemp sprouts 
he has planted off in the forest aren't 
growing so well. 

What do you get when you cross a 
down-on-her-luck widow with a man 
who can't grow marijuana? Well, for one 
you get a whole bunch of English actors 
making allusions only other English peo- 

ple understand. But besides that, you get 
this movie. 

Grace takes on the task of paying off 
her debts by embarking on a Scarface- 
style delve into the drug world. She 
manages to grow a virtual jungle of hemp 
plants in her modest country greenhouse. 

This is where the fun starts. Keep in 
mind that it is English fun, rather than 
real fun. 

"Saving Grace" has several very 
funny scenes. The writer and director 
seemed particularly interested in scenes 
where townspeople accidentally get 
stoned. The best example of this involves 
two elderly ladies who run the local gro- 
cery store, and think that Grace's "tea" is 
just lovely. 

My only real problem with this 
movie was all of the unanswered ques- 
tions, like why are all of these townspeo- 
ple such dope fiends? Does this town 
really exist and how do I get there? 
Besides those, I had surprisingly few 
problems with the movie. 


I give "Saving Grace" two out 
of five uncontrollable fits of laugh- 
ter. It wasn't a cinematic master- 
piece by any means, but it was 
kind of fun. 


The Barenaked Ladies come out with a new one 

By Patrick Chesney 


"Maroon," the Barenaked Ladies' fifth studio album, continues 
the band's evolution toward more upbeat and introspective music. 

"You put this record on, and sonically, groovewise, it's upbeat. It 
makes you feel good. It's stuff you would play at a barbecue; yet lyri- 
cally they are dealing with more grownup subject matter," producer 
Don Was said. 

By "grown up subject matter," Was is referring to songs like 
"Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel," which ponders what 
thoughts go through the mind of someone who is experiencing a fatal 

Another song on the album, "Pinch Me," deals with the mundane 
issues that affect an everyday person. 

'The song is about this bored guy. He's by himself in this world; 
he doesn't know what he's doing. He can dream about big ambitions 
but he's just living his life sleepwalking," singer and guitarist Steven 
Page said. 

Was said that the main point of the song is that in simple things lie 
the most valuable things. 

What is interesting about the Barenaked Ladies' style is that, 
while they are dealing with such introspective issues, they can still 
maintain a positive view on life. 

Even with the morbid lyrics of 'Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep 
at the Wheel." for instance, the instrumentals are almost like what one 
would hear coming out of a circus calliope, giving the song an almost 
comical outlook. 

Other songs deal with more traditional pop music themes, such as 
girls and relationships. While these songs might not be as intelligent 
and introspective as their counterparts on the album, they still are clev- 
erly written and are easy for the listener to relate to. 

All in all, "Maroon" is a worthwhile buy for any fan of the 
Barenaked Ladies, as well as anyone else who enjoys pop music that 
is more thoughtful than the usual fare. It is definitely an album that a 
listener will not get tired of too quickly. 

Photograph courtesy of Reprise Records 

The Barenaked Ladies (left to right): Kevin Hearn, Jim Creeggan, Robertson, Page 
Stewart and Tyler Stewart. 


The Echo 


October 4, 2000 

Abortion pill 

makes women's 
choice too easy 


The Food and Drug Administration 
approved the abortion pill RU-498, 
mifepristone, last Thursday. The pill 
allows women to terminate pregnan- 
cies, through the seventh week, with- 
out surgery. 

As I am against abortion except in 
extreme cases, such as rape, hearing 
about the pill's approval was upset- 
ting. I am a firm believer that if a per- 
son chooses to have sex, he/she knows 
and accepts the fact that their act 
could result in pregnancy. 

People should be willing to live 
with their decisions and deal with the 
consequences of those decisions. 
Although I am a firm believer in adop- 
tion, women who have been raped do 
not choose to have sex and should 
have the option to have an abortion. 

Mifepristone simply makes a 
woman's choice to have an abortion 
easier. It will definitely lead to an 
increase in abortions, as women can 
now get one without having to have 

Although I don't necessarily agree 
with mifepristone being on the mar- 
ket, the FDA does seem to be taking 
the proper precautions to ensure that 
the pill is not misused. 

Pharmacies are not allowed to 
issue prescriptions of the drug. To take 
the pills, women must read and sign a 
patient agreement. 

Physicians who agree to provide 
mifepristone to their patients must 
also sign an agreement form before 
any pills are distributed to them. 

Women must also take the pills in 
their physician's office and must 
return two weeks later to ensure that 
their pregnancy was terminated and to 
have a basic checkup. 

It seems as though many precau- 
tions have been taken by the FDA 
with this drug. However, the thought 
of abortion being made available by a 
pill is still appalling. 

People need to face the conse- 
quences of their actions. If the deci- 
sion to have an abortion is as easy as 
popping a few pills and experiencing 
possible spotting and cramping, 
chances are a lot of people will be 
making the decision to have an abor- 
tion without fully thinking it over. 

People who take mifepristone need 
to be aware of the fact that taking the 
pills has the same end result as a sur- 
gical abortion — a human being is 

Although some do not think of a 
human embryo as a living being, the 
act of an abortion is still a very emo- 
tional decision for a woman to have to 

Mifepristone does not force 
women to consider the ethical ramifi- 
cations of their decision. 

letter to the editor: 

This is my second year at California Lutheran 
University, and last semester my roommates and I decid- 
ed it would be fun to live in the new apartments. When 
we attended the bidding for the apartments, we were 
informed that they would not be completed until the end 
of September. Because of this, the administration gave 
us the option to live in Thompson hall, Kramer Court or 
in off campus apartments, which they would provide 
completely furnished, until the new apartments were 
completed. We chose the off campus apartments because 
each one of us has transportation to school, and, honest- 
ly, we thought it would be a fun change. 

Although we chose to live off campus because we 
thought it would be a fun change, it has been the worst 
experience ever and the farthest thing from fun. A week 
before school began I had not received any information 
about where I was to reside. I proceeded to call housing 
and was told that my roommates and I were to be tem- 
porarily placed in the Thousand Oaks Inn. At first they 
told me it was for only a week and that they were in the 
process of looking for a corporate apartment to house us 
in until the completion of the new on campus apart- 

I have been living in the TO. Inn for four weeks now. 
Although there are only two people in a room, there is 
not enough space and absolutely no privacy. (I chose to 
live in the new apartments to have both of those things). 
My roommate has been very generous and will talk on 
the phone in the bathroom (which is no bigger than a 
refrigerator box) so that I can sleep. We have to pay fifty 
cents for each local call because Cal Lu refused to pay 
for these calls. Here at the Inn there is a total of one 
washer and one dryer each costing $1.50. 

I am not writing this letter because I want anything 
other than to live on campus. I feel that I have been treat- 
ed unfairly and that Cal Lu threw us in the Thousand 
Oaks Inn without considering our feelings. Along with 
the extra costs, I have no computer access and must lis- 
ten to the cars fly by on the freeway as I sleep. 

Others thought it would be wonderful that I get my 
room cleaned everyday, however, I do not accept this 
service because I have a lot of valuables in my room that 
I must keep there, because I have no other place to put 
them. In addition to having to keep my valuables in my 
hotel room/house, I have half of my clothes in my car 
still because there is only enough room in the closet for 
eight hangers total! 

I pay $23,000 a year to attend this university and for 
that I expect respect in addition to a good education. I 
don't pay this to live in a motel. I chose a small univer- 
sity because the faculty and staff can give me the per- 
sonal attention that I desire. 

I would have appreciated more communication, but 

most of all an apology. If I did not have such amazing 
friends who helped me get through this first month of 
school I probably would have gone crazy. 

I want to thank the girls that let me halfway live with 
them in the Oakwood apartments. They gave me some 
relief from the TO. Inn and I thank them from the bot- 
tom of my heart for helping me get through this first 
month of school. Without these true friends, I probably 
would not have made it. 

With the help of my parents, I found out who would 
give me honest answers about on campus housing. I also 
must thank Ryan Van Ommeren, director of facilities, for 
keeping me updated about the construction. He was the 
only person at Cal Lutheran that did not give me the run 
around. He was straightforward and gave me hope. 

Fortunately, on Oct. 1 I was able to move on campus. 
However, I will never forget how poorly I was treated. In 
my fifteen years of education I have never felt so unim- 
portant and forgotten as I have my third semester at 
California Lutheran University. 

Nicole Klein 


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October 4. 2000 


The Echo 9 

Women's Bible study established 

By Susan Tockgo 


Since Sept. 12, a group of 12 dedicat- 
ed women have been meeting regularly on 
Tuesday nights at 5:45 p.m. in the library 
to learn and to discuss about lesser-known 
women of the Bible, from a 10-week 
series called "Women of the Word." 

The women's Bible study group origi- 
nated three years ago as friends got togeth- 
er in an informal gathering in a dormitory 
room. The study group has since evolved 
into an established group this fall semester 
by inviting Pastor Melissa Maxwell- 
Doherty to lead. 

Each week a new woman of the Bible 
is discussed. The mother of King Lemuel 
was introduced on Sept. 26. In Proverbs 
31, King Lemuel praised his mother's wis- 
dom by describing her as a "virtuous, 
capable woman and wife." 

During the Bible study Maxwell- 
Doherty cited the Hebrew word, "hayll." 
She said that it could be used in the context 
of strength and noble things to describe a 
virtuous or capable woman. 

In discussion, Maxwell-Doherty pro- 
vided a background text of the Bible vers- 
es to invoke ideas of today's women. 

"She is an asset, a manager, and a 
director of [one's] home," Maxwell- 
Doherty said. 

Having attended 12 years of Catholic 
School and having learned a lot about tra- 
ditions, senior Katie Placido is enjoying 
her first year of the women's bible study. 

"Pastor Melissa is definitely a god- 
send," Placido said. "She challenges my 

Each week questions like, when does 
the story occur, who else is involved 
besides the woman, what is her story with- 
in the context of God's whole story and 
how do you most identify with her, are 
helpful aids to understand the framework 
of each week's study. They are questions 
that are raised to ponder. 

"What characteristics [about the 
woman discussed in the Bible] will I take 
away this week is applicable when I walk 
out," Placido said. 

In addition to studying the Bible each 

week, each member takes turns taking 

home a prayer box containing prayers 

from each meeting to be prayed over by 

the group. 

"The group is actively engaged in 
building relationships through prayer 
and support," Maxwell-Doherty said. 

"I would highly recommend this 
for a freshman to grow and study with," 
said Hilary Sieker, a junior enjoying her 
third year of the Bible study group. 

Christians are all 
around the world 

By Malin Lundblad 

Christians are not the same every- 
where in the world, so "Hands On the 
World" was the theme of the chapel serv- 
ice in Samuelson Chapel on Sept. 27. 

The prelude was a "Song for the 
Nations," played by Mark Holmstrom, and 
the theme focused on the diversity of 
Christianity around the world and the 
importance of mission work. 

Dr. Allison Headrick provided listen- 
ers with information about study abroad 
programs in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, 
which are offered by the Center for 
International Service. 

CLU is planning to take a group of 
students to Costa Rica in January to expe- 
rience that part of the world and to work 
on peace communication and globaliza- 
tion missionary work there. 

"It is an excellent opportunity for stu- 
dents, both academically and culturally," 
Headrick said. "Students [can] learn inside 
as well as outside the classroom." 

A litany followed the song and was 
recited by Dr. Russell Stockard. He con- 
tinued the service by reading Romans 

The first verse read, "I appeal to you, 
therefore, brothers, by this mercy of God, 
to offer your bodies in a living sacrifice 
that will be holy and acceptable to God; 
that is your rational worship." 

These words were immediately relat- 
ed to the topic, "Hands On the World," a s 
guest speaker, Reverend Michael 
Birnbaum, gave a homily about a mission 

he went on in Central America. 

Birnbaum told the congregation that 
he was sometimes asked why he goes on 
missions in Central America, because peo- 
ple in that area are already Christian. He 
then explained that, although the people 
that he has met have been Christians, they 
have had a different belief system than 
other Christians do in the United States. 

In the mythology that Central 
Americans have been taught, Jesus is por- 
trayed as a loser who was defeated by the 
Devil and then rescued by God. This dif- 
fers from the victorious savior the Bible 

"Their theology is a twisted one, con- 
sisting of folk versions and local mytholo- 
gy wrapped together," Birnbaum said. 

Central Americans have not heard the 
gospel as North Americans have, so 
Birnbaum believes that preaching the 
gospel is part of his mission. 

Birnbaum also told a story about how 
religious holidays are celebrated in Central 
America. He said that when he was there, 
the Costa Ricans celebrated Good Friday 
with parades and parties. 

It was a huge festival, so he could not 
wait to see how they celebrated Easter. 
When Easter came though, there was noth- 
ing. There was no celebration of Jesus' 
resurrection because in their Christian reli- 
gion Jesus dies and remains dead. 

He then went on to say that the task of 
the mission is to get the gospel from here, 
the CLU campus, to there, whether or not 
"there" is a foreign country or the dorm 
room next door. 

"Sometimes actions speak louder than 
words," Birnbaum said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

From left to right: Pastor Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, senior Sara Treanerand 
junior Hilary Sieker participate in a discussion during a Bible study. 

On campus Bible studies 

For information on how to get involved 

in on campus Bible studies, contact the 

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October 4, 2000 

Kingsmen tackle Panthers 

By Eric Kallman 


The CLU Kingsmen beat the 
Chapman Panthers 59-27 on Saturday, 
Sept. 30, in Mt. Clef Stadium for their first 
win of the year, moving their overall rank- 
ing to 1-2 for the young season. 

The 73 points given up by the 
Kingsmen defense in their first two games 
seemed like a distant memory as CLU shut 
out Chapman for the first 21 minutes. And 
the 59 points scored by the Kingsmen was 
one-point shy of the all-time CLU record 
of 60, scored against Occidental College in 

The Kingsmen got off to a quick start 
during Chapman's first play from scrim- 
mage Sean McGaughey stripped the 
Panthers' quarterback of the ball. It was 
recovered by Adam Wirtz, giving CLU 
posession on the Chapman (14-yard) line. 

Not to be outdone, the Kingsmen 
offense responded with Dorian Stitt's 14 
yard touchdown run on their first snap of 
the day, 23 seconds into the game. 

The great start continued with special 
teams coming up big, as sophomore defen- 
sive back Pat Casteel blocked a Panther 
punt. And the Kingsmen offense made a 
quick drive capped off by another touch- 
down by Stitt, this time from 29 yards out. 

Following quickly behind was a 40- 
yard punt return by McGaughey, helping 
to set up a 13-yard touchdown reception 
from Chris Czemek to Geno Sullivan to 
give CLU a 19-0 lead 10 minutes into the 

game. The Kingsmen were rolling. 

The next Chapman possession ended 
prematurely as a McGaughey interception 
gave CLU excellent field position on the 
Chapman 28-yard line. This resulted in a 
27-yard field goal by Ryan Geisler, 
extending the lead to 22-0 at the end of the 
first quarter. Another Geisler field goal 
with 9:20 remaining in the second quarter, 
gave CLU a 25-0 advantage. 

Chapman would regroup and quietly 
score a four-yard touchdown on a run by 
Andre Morrison and a 30-yard field goal 
by Matthew Deter to make the score 25-10 
at the half, putting the Panthers within 
striking distance for the second half. 

Chapman's offensive momentum car- 
ried over the break. They scored 10 points 
in their first two possessions of the second 
half, the first being an impressive 55 yard 
field goal by Deter. And a Chapman inter- 
ception by Mark Morzov set up a Stanley 
Villanueva 18-yard touchdown run on the 
very next play. 

CLU countered with an impressive 
drive lead by Czemek that included a 45- 
yard reception by Sullivan and a seven- 
yard touchdown grab by Brian 
Woodworth. And the Panthers' offensive 
momentum was crushed by Kingsmen Ben 
Merlo's quarterback sack on the first play 
of next Chapman possession. 

CLU assumed control for good with 
Sean McGaughey's 78-yard punt return 
for a touchdown. Defensive back 
McGaughey had an impressive all-around 
showing including a strip, interception, 
two great punt returns, and even an offen- 

sive reception resulting in 144 
all-purpose yards. 

The Kingsmen offensive 
onslaught continued for the rest 
of the afternoon. Fourth quarter 
scoring included a 71 yard 
touchdown reception by Chris 
Dingman, another Woodworth 
T.D. catch of 28 yards, a nine- 
yard touchdown run by Jimmy 
Fox, a spectacular interception 
returned for a score by Eddie 
Torres, and finally one more 
touchdown run by Stitt, who 
rushed 22 times for a total of 
120 yards and three touch- 

"Our defense was unbe- 
lievable," Czemek said. From 
an offensive point of view, they 
put us in [Chapman] territory 
over and over again. As an 
offense, you can't ask more 
than that." 

Czemek completed 16 of 
26 passes for 256 yards and two 

The Kingsmen racked up a 
season high 548 yards of 

"Overall, it was a great 
team win. Our defense finally 
played up to our capability. The 
team had very few mental mistakes and 1 
think we're all satisfied with our perform- 
ance," McGaughey said. 

The Kingsmen head into next week's 
battle against Menlo College with a lot of 

Photograph by ChrisSchmitthenner 

Running the ball during Saturday's game 
against the Panthers, senior Dorian Stitt 
carries for a touchdown. Stitt rushed for a 
total of 120 yards and three touchdowns. 

momentum. If the same strong defense, 
big-play special teams, and high-powered 
CLU offense show up again this Saturday, 
the Kingsmen will have a great opportuni- 
ty to even their record. 

Regals shoot it up 

By Christa Schaffer 


Dominating their first home game 
against Occidental College on Tuesday, 
Sept. 26, the Regals won three out of the 
four matches played. 

Winning their first match with a tight 
score of 16-14. In their second match, the 
Regals fell to Occidental, as the Tigers 
came out with the win 15-9. 

After losing the second match, the 
Regals fought back, winning their third 
and fourth matches with a score of 15-13 
for both games. 

Sally Jahraus led the Regals with 18 
kills and nine digs. Michelle Loughmiller 

added 12 kills, eight digs and a pair of 

"We didn't even play as well as we 
should have," sophomore outside hitter 
Jamie Arnold said. 

Arnold totaled out with eight kills and 
eight digs. 

"I think because it was our first home 
game and the crowd was so big, it made us 
all a little nervous and intimidated," 
Arnold said. 

Continuing play last Friday and 
Saturday, the Regals battled it out at the 
3rd Annual Wild Wild West Shoot Out at 
California State University, Hayward. The 
women beat three out of the four teams 
participating. Included in those wins were 

Willamette University, UC Santa Cruz and 
Colorado College. 

Avenging last year's NCAA West 
Regional Championships loss to Colorado 
College 0-3, the Regal's, however, were 
not able to overcome the tournament's 
host, CSU, Hayward, and lost all three 
matches to the team. 

"We didn't play up to our potential," 
freshman middle blocker Amanda Kiser 
said. "We lost to Hayward because we did- 
n't play as a team. When we played the 
next day, I think we played more as a team, 
bringing in the last two wins," Arnold said. 

The Regal's play three home games 
this week, including games on Friday and 
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 

Futbol beats soccer 

SPORTS: Short-handed 
world team prevails over 
team USA in CLU Olympic 
style match-up 

By Katie Bashaw 


The International team played their 
way to a 10-6 victory over Team USA on 
Saturday, Sept. 23 in Mt. Clef Stadium, in 
the U.S. vs. the World Soccer Game spon- 
sored by Educational Programs and 

"It was our own Olympic Games. . . we 
brought Sydney to CLU," Coordinator for 
Educational Programs Jenny Brydon said. 

Before the start of the game, the 
Olympic theme song was played and 

members of each team were announced. 

The U.S. team was made up of 20 
players from the United States who rotated 
in so that only 1 1 were on the field at one 
time. The World team was made up of 
eight international students including two 
men from Minnesota. The game format 
was four fifteen minute quarters, refereed 
by men's soccer team member Scott 

Senior Travis Johnson announced the 
event and kept a running commentary of 
all events on and off the field throughout 
the afternoon. 

"The announcer added life to the 
game with a sense of humor and creative 
insight," senior Jason Zazzi of the 
Kingsmen soccer team said. 

"There were a ton of fans... there were 
students that you don't always see at 
events, which was cool," Brydon said. 

"It was a very competitive game. 

There was a lot of rough contact between 
the teams," Johnson said. 

Junior Johan Vic was considered the 
MVP of the game for contributing four 
goals for the World team. 

At the conclusion of the World Team's 
10-6 victory, there was a gold medal cere- 
mony in which the national anthems of 
Norway, Sweden, Japan and the United 
States were played and each member of 
the winning World Team received a gold 
medal made out of a gold coin and purple 

The event, organized by Brydon and 
freshman Claire Dalai, was the first in a set 
of recreational activities planned through- 
out the year. 

The next recreational event will be 
surfing lessons at Malibu Point this 
Saturday October 7. 

For more information contact 
the SUB helpdesk at x3302. 



Chapman University 

September 30 

Men's Varsity 

Whittier College* 

September 27 

University of La Verne* 

September 29 

Varsity Soccer 

Whittier College* 

September 27 

University of La Verne* 

September 29 



Occidental College* 

September 26 

16-14, 9-15, 15-13, 15-13 

Cross Country 

Stanford University 

September 30 
Kingsmen N/A 
Regals 12th 

* denotes SCIAC games 

October 4, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Kingsmen out-rhyme Poets 


Kingsmen pounce on the 
Poets 6-0, and prevail 
over La Verne to remain 
undefeated in league play 

By Shelby Russell and Tom Galante 


Beating Whitter College 6-0 in con- 
ference play on Wednesday, the Kingsmen 
soccer team improved their record to 7-2 
(4-0 SCIAC). 

Scoring the first goal of the game 
under fifteen minutes into play, forward 
Oskar Kantoft put the Kingsmen on the 
board with a one-on-one goal keeper 
charge, shooting from six yards out. 

Scoring the second goal of the game 
from 12 yards out, freshman forward 
Daniel Ermolovich was assisted by John 

Quickly following suit, sophomore 
forward Havard Aschim scored three min- 

utes later, from 1 8 yards out. 

On an assist from junior forward 
David Maupin, senior mid-fielder John 
Teeter scored the fourth goal, just over five 
minutes later. 

Scoring his second goal for the day, 
and 1 1th for the season, Kantoft capped off 
a successful first half with a shot from 18 
yards out. 

With the bulk of Wednesday's goals 
scored in the first half, the second half saw 
decidedly less action. Scoring the half s 
lone goal, with under twenty minutes left 
to play, junior forward David Maupin sank 
an unassisted 22 yard shot, for the game's 
sixth and final goal. 

The Kingsmen outshot the Poets 3 to 
1, with a total of 21 shots on goal versus 
Whittier's 7. 

"We took care of the game early, with 
a lot of scoring. Then all the subs were 
able to play. We really dominated them 
throughout the entire game," junior 
defender Andrew Buben said. 

"You could really see our team com- 
ing together out there today. I was really 
pleased with our entire team effort," head 

coach Dan Kuntz said. 

Continuing play on Friday, the 
Kingsmen 8-2 (5-0 SCIAC) beat the 
University of La Verne 1-0, remaining 
undefeated in their league. 

The only goal of Friday's match was 
scored early in the second half by forward 
Oskar Kantoft. 

"We took care of the 
game early, with a lot 
of scoring... We really 
dominated them 
throughout the entire 


"La Veme plays a tight defense with 
not much offense, and after we scored, 
they relaxed on defense and tried more 
shots," Kantoft said. 

Just one point shy of fourth place on 

Cross Country goes long 

By Larsen Ensberg 


The California Luthran University 
Kingsmen and Regal cross country teams 
traveled to Cal Poly Pomona this past 
Saturday, to compete in the Bronco Pre- 
National Invitational. Both the men's and 
women's teams finished well, considering 
this was a Division II meet. 

Both teams were forced to run under 
Division II rules which stipulate that the 
men will run a ten-kilometer course and 
the women run six-kilometers, this verus 
the Division III standard of eight kilome- 
ters for the men and five kilometers for 
women. The conditions of the course 
were more challenging than normal, con- 
sisting primarily of grass and mud. 

"We ran very well considering the 
grass and the mud. It was a tough 
course," sophomore Tom Ham said. Ham 
was the top finisher for the Kingsmen 
with a 56th overall finish in a time of 

Finishing 74th was freshman Tim 
Huck with a time of 40:02; right behind 

him in 75th was freshman Josh Kramer 
with a time of 40:07. Senior Karl 
Stutelburg ran strong after coming back 
from a previous knee injury. Stutelburg 
finished 81st with a time of 41:54. 

The Kingsmen were ineligible for the 
team competition, only showing four run- 
ners with David Schafer out with a chest 

"To go into any Division II competi- 
tion and beat anyone is good. We ran very 
well considering the longer distance," 
Coach Roupe said. 

The grass course meant that times 
would be slower than running on a harder 
surface. However, at the eight kilometer 
mark, which is the standard division III 
distance, the men ran just as fast as they 
did last week. 

"We did the same times today as we 
did last week, and this was on grass. So 
we actually improved overall," Coach 
Roupe said. 

"The Division II competition chal- 
lenged the team definitely," Ham said. 
"There was a much faster pack and we 
could feel the difference." 

The Regals ran strong on the six 

kilometer course with senior Lisa Pierce 
leading the charge, finishing 42nd in the 
field of 115 with a time of 25:10. Junior 
Chelsea Christensen finished 57th at 
25:49. A couple of minutes behind were 
freshman Amanda Klevar and sophomore 
Katie Bashaw who finished in 27:25 and 
27:32, respectively, to capture 82nd and 
83rd place. 

"We ran very well and would have 
probably done better as a team if our 
number three runner Lindsay [O'Neill] 
would have competed," Coach Roupe 

Rounding out the Regals' effort was 
sophomore Christin Newby, who finished 
93rd with a time of 28 minutes and 50 
seconds, and sophomore Jamie Pearcy, 
who with a time of 30:14 finished 101st. 

Next week the cross country teams 
travel to Biola University, where they 
plan to use a different and fresh aproach. 

"We're going to run the first two 
miles as hard as we can and then try to 
hold on through the finish," Coach Roupe 
said. With league meets two weeks away, 
the Biola meet will be the last step of 
preparation for the 2000 season. 

athlete of the week 


Betsy Fisch 



women's varsity 
2 V, Tr 


Stockdale 97' 

Scoring two goals, 
for the second con- 
secutive match, and 
an assist in 
Wednesday's game 
against the Whittier 
Poets, Fisch leads 
the Regals with 8 
goals and 19 points 
for the season. 

CLU's all time goals list, Kantoft, on 
Friday, moved into third place on CLU's 
all-time points list with a total of 1 1 1 . 

The shot was a rocket, that hit the 
back of the net, to much delight of the 
Kingsmen bench. 

"We were not very focused at the start 
of the game. But after halftime, we took 
care of what we needed to do to win," jun- 
ior goalkeeper Joe Brotherton said. 

"We had many opportunities to score 
but they did not go in for us. But I will tell 
you this, we did what we had to to win 
today. We did well adjusting to the enviro- 
ment of the small field that La Veme has. 
It took us a while to score, but after Oskar 
shot, I felt good about our chances to win," 
said Kuntz. 


Cross Country 

Biola University Invitational 

October 7, TBA 


Menlo College 


October 7, 1:00 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 



October 4, 6:00 p.m. 

University of Redlands* 


October 7, 1:00 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer 




October 4, 4:00 p.m. 

University of Redlands* 


October 7, 1:00 p.m. 


California Institute of 


October 6, 7:30 p.m. 



October 7, 7:30 p.m. 

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges* 


October 10, 7:30 p.m. 

* denotes SCIAC games 


The Echo 

October 4, 2000 

Regals give Poets run around 

Regals royally work over 
Poets, 8-0 

By Shelby Russell and Kate Bashaw 


The Regals increased their winning 
streak to eight games with victories over 
Whittier College last Wednesday, and the 
University of LaVeme, last Friday. 

Wednesday's 8-0 triumph over the 
Poets brought the women their fourth 
SCIAC win this season. Freshman goalie 
Pam Clark played for 65 minutes, yet the 
Regals' defense was so strong that 
Whittier did not attempt even one shot the 
whole time. Junior goalie Tiffany Kayama 
had two saves to secure the shut-out. 

"Tiff and I had fun being bored as 
goalies... but she got a little more action," 
Clark said. 

Junior defender Holly Martin and sen- 
ior midfielder Betsy Fisch led 
Wednesday's game with two goals each. 

Fisch scored the first two goals of the 

game. Scoring six yards out off of a head- 
er from cross, Fisch's first goal was off an 
assist from senior mid-fielder Jennifer 
Agostino. Quickly following with a goal 
just over five minutes later, Fisch scored 
unassisted, 1 8 yards out. 

Not even ten minutes later Fisch came 
up for an assist, off of junior forward 
Lelani Green, who scored on a shot 18 
yards out. 

Scoring Wednesday's fourth goal off 
of an unassisted shot, freshman forward 
Ciera Diez, from 12 yards out, wrapping 
up the first half. 

Beginning the torment anew, the sec- 
ond half saw as much goal action as did 
the first, with four goals scored against the 
Poets once more. 

Ten yards out, off of an assist by sen- 
ior Gretchen Radtke, junior Holly Martin 
scored over twenty minutes into the sec- 
ond half. 

Scoring off of a rebound shot from 
sophomore forward Bonnie Bomhauser 
senior forward Rachael Carver sank 
Wednesday's sixth goal of the game. 

Quickly returning two minutes later, 

Bornhauser, scored with a header, off of an 
assist by sophomore forward Alix 

Returning for her second goal of the 
game, Martin scored one minute later with 
a shot 24 yards out, off of an assist by 

"The team played well all around," 
Diaz said. 

"We were very connected," freshman 
defender Lauren Huckleberry agreed. 

Continuing on Friday, against the 
University of LaVeme, the Kingsmen beat 
the Leopards 1-0 in conference play. 

One goal was all the Regals needed to 
secure the victory, and that one goal came 
fast. Huckleberry scored seventeen sec- 
onds into the game, with the assist from 
senior forward Alia Khan. 

"The other team didn't even touch the 
ball, our whole team just took it down the 
field," said Huckleberry. 

"It came so fast I didn't even see it 
happen... I saw it touch Lauren's foot and 
go in, that's all 1 saw," goalie Tiffany 
Kayama said. 

Although scoring early, the Regals 

had to fight to maintain their quick lead. 
The Leopards out-shot the women with a 
total of 17 shots on goal versus CLU's 15. 

"It came so fast I did- 
n't even see it hap- 
pen... I saw it touch 
Lauren's foot and go 
in, that's all I saw." 


Clark had five saves in goal for the 
Regals, as La Verne goalie Heather Cooper 
had five saves for the Leopards as well. 

Although the Regals had only one 
goal on Friday, it wasn't for lack of trying. 

"1 hit the cross bar two times, then hit 
the goalie once," said Huckleberry. 

Friday's win kept the Regals in first 
place in SCIAC; the only team remaining 
undefeated in the conference, with a 5-0 
SCIAC record. 

September 22 

Grease Monkeys (W) vs The 

Whatevers (W) vs 
Overpriced Handmaidens 

No Name (W) vs XXX 

46ers (W) vs 

The Lephrechaun Avengers 

Westriders (W) vs Free Agents 

Puppy Monsters vs God Squad 

September 24 

Westriders (W) vs The Heeze 
Grease Monkeys (W) vs Free Agents 


Whatevers (W) vs XXX 

Overpriced Handmaidens (W) vs 
God Squad 

The Leprechaun Avengers (W) vs No 

46ers (W) vs Puppy Monsters 

September 29 

The Heeze (W) vs 46ers 

Grease Monkeys (W) vs Puppy 

Whatevers (W) vs Free Agents 

No Name (W) vs Overpriced 

XXX (W) vs Westriders 

The Leprechaun Avengers (W) vs 
God Squad 

October 1 

The Heeze (W) vs Free Agents 

No Name (W) vs Grease Monkeys 

Whatevers (W) vs Westriders 

The Leprechaun Avengers (W) vs 
Overpriced Handmaidens 

XXX (W) vs Puppy Monsters 

God Squad (W) vs 46ers 


Calling all sports fans!! 

Athletes, couch potatoes, fair weather 
fans, and diehards alike, come join the 


Be a part of CLU's Intramural program. 

Sign-up now for Men's and Women's 

Basketball in the SUB. Game times are 

Thursday and Sunday 

9 p.m. to Midnight 

For more information call the SUB 
helpdesk at 493-3302. 

Life in the Hood 

Forum Discussion 

Tues., Oct 10 

Nygreen 1 

7-9 pm 

Students from small towns, big cities, middle 

class and/or wealthy suburbs, inner cities and/or 

foreign counties describe what it is like back 

home in their neighborhood. 

For more information call Juanita x3951. 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 41, No. 7 

See story on page 8 

CLU joins in 
annual Heart 
Walk Marathon 

CLU has teamed up with 
thousands of other people 
In an effort to raise money 

By Laura Nechanicky 


On Saturday, Oct. 14, Carolyn Major, 
CLU administrative assistant, will have 
her walking shoes on and walk with the 
CLU team in the American Heart Walk 
and 5K Fun Run to raise funds for cardio- 
vascular research. 

The event will start at 8 a.m. in the 
Westlake Village Inn. Major knows the 
importance of fighting to save lives and 

Three years ago Major was one of the 
500,000 Americans who had to have 
bypass surgery. 

'it was absolutely horrifying," Major 

Major says with better research and 
improved methods, the potential to save 
more lives is much greater. This year CLU 
is teaming up along with other Ventura 
County companies and businesses to join 
the fight. 

This year's goal is to raise $87 mil- 
lion with over 500 participants nation- 

According to the American Heart 
Association, heart disease and stroke are 
the nation's leading causes of death. 

"One out of two people will have a 
heart attack," said Shannon Yasman, asso- 
ciate director of estate and gift planning. 

Major says the most important thing 
to remember is that heart disease can hap- 
pen to anyone and the symptoms are much 
different for men than for women. 

Major thought she was experiencing a 
symptom similar to the flu. 

"Women shouldn't expect shooting 
pain. It's just very rare in women, but 
more common in men," Major said. 

All cardiovascular disease survivors 
joining in the walk will be given a red cap 
to represent the number of people with the 

"Seeing all those red caps including 
infants and toddlers really reminds you of 
the cause," Yasman said. 

To participate in the walk, sign up 
with senior Keri Kehoe at (805) 493-3 166. 
All walkers are asked to get a mini- 
mum sponsor of $25.00. Outback 
Steakhouse provides lunch and prizes are 

"This will be a lot of fun," said 
Administrative Assistant Marylee Waltz. 
Participants in the walk can purchase 

Please see HEART, Page 3 



60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 

October 11, 2000 

Presidential debates: 
A student opinion on 
the upcoming 

Homecoming 2000: 

Nominees for Homecoming 
announced last week 

See story on page 4 

Victory for 
Kingsmen football 

See story on page 11 

Are humans Martians? 

Dr. Paul Davies proposes 
a theory that would make 
everyone Martians 

By Alison Robertson and Susan Tockgo 

Life on Earth may have originally 
come from Mars, according to Paul 
Davies, a world-famous cosmologist. . 

Davies was the speaker at CLU's 
15th annual Harold Stoner Clark 
Lecture series on Thursday, Oct. 5, in 
Samuelson Chapel at 10 a.m. 

Davies gave another lecture in 
Overton Hall at 5 p.m., titled "Glimpsing 
the Mind of God: The Status of the Laws 
of Physics." 

The lectures were co-sponsored by 
Amgen. Davies was born in London but 
currently lives in South Australia. 

Because Davies has published over 
100 research papers in fields of cosmol- 
ogy, gravitation, and quantum field theo- 
ry, his explanation bears a certain gravi- 

He won the ABC Eureka Prize for 
the promotion of science in Australia in 
1991, the University of South Wales 
Press Eureka Prize in 1992, the Advance 
Australia Award in 1993, the Templeton- 
CTNS Book Prize in 1995 and was nom- 
inated one of Australia's ten most cre- 
ative people in December 1996. 

Davies also runs a science, media 
and publishing consultancy called Orion 
Productions, located in Australia. 

Photograph of Mars in its present state. 

Did life start on Mars? 

"We are all Martians," Davies said. 
"Life was established on Mars, then 
moved to colonize Earth." 

For Davies, however, a small piece of 
gray rock he has been known to carry in 
his pocket is a link to the mystery, are we 

alone in the universe? 

Anecdotally, Davies says this gray 
rock — a meteor — may be more abundant 
on earth but indistinguishable compared 
to the ones on Mars. 

Davies cites that within the past five 
to 10 years, research has shown that Earth 
was not congeni al for life about 3.5 to 4 

Please see MARS, Page 3 

New dorms finally open to house students 

Much awaited new 
campus apartments 
are beginning to 
become lived in 

By Brianne Davis 


On the weekend of Sept. 30, 
students began to move into the 
new apartments on campus. 

Only the right wing of the 
apartment is livable, as of now, and 
the students in the left wing are still 
living in various modes of housing. 

Students were expecting 
dorms to open in August, but 
instead found themselves in fur- 
nished apartments, hotel rooms and 
houses on campus. 

Most of the residents will be 
moved in by Oct. 16, but the con- 
struction is scheduled to last until 

The residence halls in Old 
West that are not under construc- 

tion have had to put up with the 
noise and other problems associ- 
ated with the construction work- 

"I have classes at 10 a.m. but 
I get woken up at 6:30 a.m. with 
the annoying beeps of the 
machinery. It sucks," sophomore 
Jennifer Carr said. 

The smell of the fertilizer 
that has been dumped all around 
the five residence halls is also 
very prominent in Old West, espe- 
cially on windy days. 

The goal of this is to get a 
modem look surrounding all of 
the halls, which includes grass 
and other plants that were 
destroyed during construction. 

When the dust settles there 
will be a brand new sand volley- 
ball court, a BBQ and hopefully a 
basketball court. 

The new parking lot has also 
finally been opened, which cuts 
down on a lot of complaints about 

Please see DORMS, Page 4 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Students get to enjoy the new kitchens in the 

The Echo 


October 11, 2000 


October 11 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

"Separation of Church 
and. State" 
Samuelson Chapel 
7:00 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


October 12 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


Physical Therapy Aide: Part-lime, Flexible 
hours, Camarillo. Will Train, must be Pre- 
Therapy Program Applicant or have strong 
interest. Fax resume to (805) 987-8045, no 
walk-ins or calls please. 

Guitar Lessons: Great for beginners. 
Experienced instructor. Low Rates. Can come 
to you. (818)874-9029 

Classified ads can be placed an the 

Calendar page for a flat rate regardless of 

word count. Discount available for multiple 

issue orders. Ads are subject to editing for 

content and clarity. Call (805) 493-3865 


We would like to have your name 
and phone number on file should 

any of the alumni attending 
Homecoming need a babysitter. A 

CLU alum will contact you with 

particulars for that weekend. In the 

meantime, please send your name 

and phone number to Alumni 

Relations at (805) 493-3170 


this week at clu 


Kingsmen Park 

7:00 p.m. 

Poker Night at Vie NEED 
Student Union Building 
10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 


October 13 

Fall Holiday 
No Classes 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


October 14 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


October 15 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


October 16 

Homecoming Week 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 

Church Council 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

Don't want to eat in the Cat? 

Buy a Kingsmen Gold Card and get a discount 
at eight different restaurants in Thousand Oaks. 

Card = $ 10.00 

You can buy a card in the Alumni Office in the Admissions 
building or call (805)493-3170 

DiSCOlintS @ Pretzel Maker. Ameci. Round Table. P&L Burger, Fresh 
Tortilla. Olga's Kitchen, and Mongolian BBQ. 

Public Forum: 

"Separation of Church and State" 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 

7 p.m. 
Samuelson Chapel 

Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director 

Americans United for Separation of Church and State 

with Prof. Joseph Everson as moderator 

The American Heart Associations 
Annual Heart Walk 

Saturday, Oct. 14 

Consists of a 5k (3 miles) walk/ run through Westlake 

CLU is in the process of collecting teammates for the 2000 American 

Heart Walk. The team is looking for enthusiastic fundraisers and generous 

donors. If you are interested in contributing to the students' team, by 

walking or donating, please contact Keri 

at (805)493-3166 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Advisors 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


October 17 

Homecoming Week 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 

"Vie American Indian Movement' 
Women's Resource Center 
Noon to 1:00 p.m. 

8:00 p.m. 


attention student support 
services students. 

Need a li'l extra something to spice up your 
dorm room for Halloween? 

Come by the Nelson Room at 7 p.m., Wednesday, 

Oct. 11, to hang out, paint pumpkins 

and have refreshments 

with SSS! Questions? 

Contact SSS at (805) 493-3535 

Camp Chapel 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 

10:10 a.m. 

Samuelson Chapel 


WfeVe got 
more syrups 

than IHOP 


Do you like to drive 

Want to make 
some extra ca$h??? 

Come by the Echo office to find out more 
about the Circulation Manager Position! 

The Echo office is located in the Pioneer 
House. Call us at (SOS) 493-3465 

October 11, 2000 


The Echo 3 

Mars: Theory proposes life began on Mars 

■ Continued from Page 1 

billion years ago. 

"Due to cosmic bombardment with 
meteors, life was made uninhabitable," 
said Davies. "Earth [due to its larger size] 
must have gotten more impact by asteroids 
than Mars. The vaporize-strip atmosphere 
of Earth with 3,000 degrees Celsius would 
have made life almost non-existent." 

Davies further explained background 
findings to test his theory. 

"Although photosynthesis is attrib- 
uted for establishing life, evidence of car- 
bon deposits, biologically processed, is 
something of a mystery," Davies said. 

A groundbreaking article Davies cites 
which forwards his theory is "Deep, Hot 
Biosphere," written in 1992 by Thomas 
Gold of Cornell University. 

In the article. Gold discovered that life 
exists in the Earth's crust. As a result of a 
drilling expedition in Sweden about 15 
years ago, Gold found living organisms in 
the Earth's crust. 

Davies explains that there are three 
categories of life: bacteria, eucarya, and 

"All life shares [its] biochemical 
schemes. There's common ancestry," 
Davies said. 

Although humans may differ from 
bacteria, the link is its genetic encoding. 

"Archaea [which is found in the 
Earth's crust] happens to be the oldest 
organism, with no major changes having 
taken place for 3.5 to 4 billion years ago. 

J Upon drilling, we discovered what life 
was like in its primitive State." 

Davies argues Earth began 4.5 billion 
years ago, and life on Earth about 3 billion 
years ago. 

The cosmic bombardment of asteroids 
stopped about 3.85 billion years ago, 
Davies theorizes. 

Mars was a better place for life, 
according to Davies, because Mars is a 
smaller planet and therefore could cool 
more quickly than Earth. 

Because Mars would be a smaller tar- 
get for cosmic bombardment, there is no 
global ocean on Mars and orbital refuge is 
more accessible. 

The overall picture he points to is that 
life was possible 4.3 billion years ago on 
Mars, and in the past, Davies views Mars 
as "wetter and warmer" like that of Earth, 
but Mars began to cool off some 3.5 billion 
years ago. 

A contributing factor may be the Sun, 
for Davies proposes that it was one-third 
dimmer during the formation of the Earth. 

"Theologically and scientifically, I 
don't subscribe to a cosmic type of God," 
Davies said. 

Coming from a scientific point of 
view, Davies sees God in terms of laws of 
physics — God as a principle of intelligi- 
bility in the universe. 

Dr. Ernst Tonsing, a professor of reli- 
gion at CLU, values the concept of separa- 
tion of science and religion. 

"In science, the question becomes 
how to bake the cake? In religion, the 
question becomes what are the parties 
about, more importantly, why is it?" 
Tonsing said. "Lutherans have had those 
who are conservative, [like those who] 
rejected evolution. However, our obliga- 
tion as human beings is to investigate." 

God and physics 

Davies' second lecture examined the 
laws of physics and the possibility of there 
being room for God in those laws. 

"Do we need God to press the button 
to make the Big Bang?" Davies said. 

Davies said that people have the ten- 
dency to place God in the beginning of 
things. He argues, however, that creation 
of the universe could have been caused by 
either a physical process or by God. Each 
possibility raises its own questions. 

Davies said that if the universe was 
created by a physical process, the Big 
Bang, then why did it happen when it did? 

He also said that if God caused the 
creation of the universe, then what was He 
doing before? 

Davies' lecture cited Augustin's 
notion that the world was made with time, 
not in time. The bulk of his lecture focused 
more on quantum physics and how its 
laws explain that the universe was not cre- 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Stoner Clark Lecture Speaker Dr. Paul Davies speaks about the possibility of 
human life orginating from Mars. 

ated in one definite moment in time. 

"There is not such a time as before the 
Big Bang, just as there is no such place as 
north of the North Pole," Davies said. "We 
could still ask where the laws of quantum 
physics came from." 

With quantum physics, according to 
Davies, everything is uncertain and there 
is no definite first moment in the universe. 
The laws of physics are special because 
they allow the universe to be self-creat- 
ing, self-organizing and self-aware. 

"Humans have the ability to decode 
and understand nature in a unique way," 
Davies said. 'They are suspiciously good 
at being able to make sense of things." 

"If you're not tuned as a scientist, a 
lot of [Davies'] concepts flow right over 
your head," said Chuck Cohen, a commu- 
nity lawyer who attended the evening lec- 

"He's doing what the Bible tells us to, 
exploring the world," said Professor 
Joseph Everson of the religion department. 

Harold Stoner Clark Lectures 

Harold Stoner Clark left a good 
sum of his estate to California 
Lutheran University to endow a Chair 
in Philosophy or as a guest lecture- 
ship grant when he died in 1983. 

Cfark wanted to have a lectureship 
that focused on the relation of philos- 
ophy and science, including the limita- 

tions of science. 

Philosophy Professor Emeritus Dr. 
John Kuethe was the founding direc- 
tor of the Harold Stoner Clark 
Lectures. Kuethe retired in 1991 and 
Dr. Xiang Chen of the Philosophy 
Department is the current director of 
the program. 

Mission statements are 
essential to planning life 

Brown Bag speaker Julia 
Sieger, Ed.D, spoke last 
Tuesday about the 
importance of forming your 
own mission statement 

By Malin Lundblad 


A small audience gathered in the 
Women's Resource Center to listen to 
Dr. Julia Sieger's message about how to 
identify one's talents and passions and 
create one's own personal "Mission 
Statement" on Tuesday, Oct. 3. 

Sieger, who is an instructor in the 
CLU School of Education, started by 
saying that an important part of why one 
should create a mission statement is to 
manage time wisely. 

She described this by using an anal- 
ogy from author Stephen Covey. 

Everyone has an empty pickle jar. 
Around it are different elements: sand, 
water, pebbles and a few big rocks. 

It is every person's task to fill his or 
her pickle jar. If all the sand, water and 
pebbles are put in the jar first, there is 
no room for the big rocks to fit into 

"The big rocks stand for the things 
in life that are really important," Sieger 
said. "The first step of creating a mis- 
sion statement is to identify those." 

Sieger went on to tell the audience 
that there are a few misconceptions 
about mission statements. People need 
to understand that their role in life is not 
merely their mission statement or their 
"to-do" list. 

"If someone believes that, they get 
caught in a trap," Sieger said. 

Another misconception is that a 
mission statement needs to be grand, 
full of suffering and has to help a lot of 

"The truth is that your mission will 
fit you perfectly," Sieger said. "It is not 
something of suffering." 

In order to create a mission state- 
ment, one must identify what he or she is 
good at. Sieger calls those talents 
"unique selling points." 

Next, one has to come up with a 
vision statement. A vision statement is a 
description of how to accomplish your 
mission statement, and it is filled with 
details that are anchored to reality. 

"A vision statement will keep you 
focused," Sieger said. "It's the result of 
what you've done." 

The lecture led to a discussion about 
what keeps people from saving room in 
the pickle jars for their big rocks. 

Although a mission statement 
remains throughout life, the percentage 
of one's time that is devoted to it varies. 

"I have realized that I need to think 
about what my mission statement really 
is-," freshman Caitlin Rooney said. 

Heart: Walking for 
a common goal and 
a good purpose 

■ Continued from Page 1 

a $9.99 CLU T-shirt in the CLU bookstore 
for 30 percent off, to represent CLU as a 

"It really represents CLU as a com- 
munity," Yasman said. 

Major says it's important to support 
this cause because with so many worth- 
while causes, heart disease shouldn't get 
lost in the shuffle. 

"It's going to be a sense of accom- 
plishment. It's a great cause and there will 
be a lot of people who benefit," Kehoe 

Becoming a 
registered voter is 

as easy as logging on 
to a web page: 

4 The Echo 

October 11, 2000 

Keeping you informed: ASCLU Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 

Getting organized and moving for- 
ward with pressing issues got the ASCLU 
Senate meeting started on Monday, Oct. 2, 
at 5:30 p.m. Each of the senate committees 
reported its recent projects and goals for 
this year. 

"We are off to a good start and organ- 
ization has improved since the ASCLU 
retreat," junior senator Nathan Miller said. 

The University Affairs Committee has 
several ideas. Junior senator Bret 
Rumbeck's biggest concern is making 
internal improvements to campus class- 
rooms such as updated maps. 

'The classroom affects not just one 
specific group, but all students as a 
whole," Rumbeck said. 

Sophomore senator Tia Cochran has 
other issues, one of which is to improve 
the CLU Study Abroad Program by pro- 

viding more sufficient funds. 

Cochran says many students have 
expressed an interest in studying abroad, 
but because of poor service has had to go 
through other universities. 

"More funding would provide better 
service," Cochran said. 

The University Affairs Committee is 
also planning on cleaning up the residence 
halls with more trash cans. Freshman sen- 
ator Stephanie Salic would like to see a 
trash can by every door of the residence 

Committees such as Public Affairs are 
working on getting storage units for stu- 
dents, and government operations is work- 
ing on the ASCLU constitution with the 
possibility of receiving school credit for 
students who are a part of ASCLU govern- 

Other concerned projects were 
brought up during discussion. There was 
some confusion regarding a petition that 

was proposed last year for a free speech 
area on campus. 

The area would allow students to 
express and post their thoughts, ideas or 
any kind of art on a specific area on cam- 
pus without being approved or censored by 
the university. 

"With freedom of speech comes 
responsibility," said Associate Dean of 
Students and Director of Student Life 
Mike Fuller. 

Dean of Students Bill Rosser says 
there are some pressing issues on the sub- 
ject such as the placement and need of a 
free speech area. 

"Know what students want. If it's a 
huge priority make sure it's known," 
Rosser said. 

In other reports there are currently a 
sophomore senator position and a com- 
muter senator position open in senate. 

"The goal is to serve the students. We 
are looking for people who want to see 

change and are eager to work," ASCLU 
President Bryan Card said. 

Anyone interested should contact sen- 
ate director Sally Sagen at (805) 493-3635. 
Rosser reported results from his Executive 
Board of Regents meeting. 

This year the official total undergrad- 
uate enrollment was 1,546; of that num- 
ber, 364 are freshmen. 

'The data was real good," Rosser 

The university's overall net worth is 
up from $79 million last year to $87 mil- 
lion this year. 

"We are trying to run this operation 
well and seem to be doing so," Rosser 

Rosser also reported that the universi- 
ty's Capital Campaign is going well. 

The goal is to raise $80 million total, 
half in deferment gifts and half in cash. 

"Real good people are working hard 
for this school," Rosser said. 

Keeping you informed: Programs Board 

By Brooke Peterson 


The Programs Board met for the 
weekly meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, to dis- 
cuss various issues about previous events 
and events to come. 

Dan Carlton started the meeting off 
with a poem called, "Whose Hands?" The 
poem emphasized the importance of hav- 
ing God in one's life in order to get things 

"Since we are the chosen leaders for 
this school, when things get stressful we 
just need to put things in God's hands," 
Carlton said. 

The meeting moved on and announce- 
ments were made. 

Mike Fuller reported that Parents 
Weekend was a success. 

"Almost 500 people were here. Gail 
Strickler did a wonderful job," Fuller said. 

Fuller's other announcements includ- 
ed the campaign to raise $80 million, and 
he stated that the campaign, thus far, has 
been successful. 

The new apartments are also being 
moved into, slowly but steadily, with about 
two-thirds of the floor already occupied. 

Fuller commended the Community 
Service Center for raising over $400 for 
the Diabetes Walk. The intramural sports 
have been going very well, also. 

Sara Hartley informed the group of 
various events that were being planned. 
Sixty Laker tickets were purchased for a 

November game vs. the Nuggets. She is 
also working on trying to schedule a.trip to 
Knott's Scary Farm later in October. 

Bryan Card continued the meeting, 
stating that the Board of Regents meeting 
was to be held on Oct. 28. 

"I get to share all the wonderful things 
we've been doing," Card said. 

Programs Board Director Nicole 
Hackbarth reviewed the week's previous 

'The Block Party was really good, 
and so was Comedysportz," Hackbarth 

She also talked about some upcoming 
events that Programs Board would hope- 
fully be getting involved in. 

Hackbarth also mentioned a program 

for trick or treating for kids and talked 
about the use of the cotton candy machine. 

Commuter Coffee will be held this 
week at the flagpole at 8:30 a.m. All com- 
muters are welcome to enjoy some break- 
fast and get to know one another. 

The T-Shirt Contest for who could 
design the best homecoming T-shirt was 
voted on and the winner was sophomore 
Chris Marshall. 

Keeping you informed: RHA 

By Katie Bashaw 


On Monday, Oct. 2, RHA discussed 
possibly holding an auction for dates to 

Also discussed at the meeting were 
the results of How Rad Is Your Pad?, and 
upcoming hall events. 

The meeting started with RHA 
Director Kim McHale asking everyone to 
write down something important that 
someone else does to make things happen 
in RHA and government. 

All the slips of paper were then taped 
together to form a long chain to hang in the 
ASCLU-G office. 

McHale said this was so that everyone 
remembers what a great team RHA is and 
how important everyone is, even if they 
aren't formally recognized for all that they 

Associate Dean of Students Mike 
Fuller continued the meeting by giving his 
report of upcoming and previous events. 

He said that there were over 500 par- 
ticipants at Parents Weekend this year, 
which is the largest group CLU has ever 

"One of the most positive impacts we 
received was from the hall socials," Fuller 

Fuller also discussed the new apart- 

ments opening and said that two-thirds of 
the bottom floor had moved in, and two- 
thirds of the top floor was expected to 
move in within a week-and-a-half. 

The move-in date for the rest of the- 
hall is undetermined at this time. 

RHA Advisor Angela Naginey 
brought up the new washers and dryers 
that have been installed in each of the 

The new machines don't operate on 
quarters, but on a debit card, which can be 
purchased in Mt. Clef, Pederson, Janss or 
North halls. 

"It's pretty darn cool, especially if 
you've ever had to save up quarters for 
weeks and weeks," Naginey said. 

ASCLU-G President Bryan Card 
announced the dedication for the new 
apartments on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. 

RHA Programmer Margie Miller 
reported that How Rad is your Pad? was 
very successful and announced the cam- 
pus-wide winners. 

Winners from each hall were also rec- 

NCC Representative Chrystal 
Garland, who is also the Social and Dance 
Rep on Programs Board, gave the latest 
news about the homecoming dance. 

Programs Board Special Events Rep 
Kobi Colyar filled in the other events for 
the week. 

"We had more people show up than 
we expected [for our Parents Weekend 
social]. . . we thought we only needed a 
gallon of ice cream," Thompson President 
Dante Few said. 

Pederson's Hall Council is consider- 
ing holding a vote to change quiet hours 
from 8 p.m. -8 p.m. to 9 p.m. -9 a.m. In 
order for this to take place, 90 percent of 
the residents must vote yes. 

Pederson also held its first meeting 
with all the floor reps. 

New West and Old West are working 
together to plan a volleyball contest and 
BBQ on Oct. 24. 

Old West is also planning a fundrais- 
ing event close to Halloween. 

The event would be a haunted house 
that is not real scary in the daytime, so 
neighborhood children could enjoy it, and 
scarier at night for CLU students. 
Admission would be 25 cents. 

The other proposed fundraiser would 
be to hold an auction for dates to home- 

"We're really excited about it and we 
really want to do it," Old West President 
Beth Montez said. 

Tentative times for when the event 
should be held were discussed. 

The formal meeting adjourned and 
each committee met separately to discuss 
upcoming events. 

Homecoming plans have been final- 
ized and the dance will be held Saturday, 
Oct. 21, at Tierra Rejada. There will be 
dinner from 7 to 8 p.m., dancing from 8 to 
1 1 p.m. and dessert from 1 1 p.m. to mid- 

Information for ticket sales will be 
announced soon. 

Dorms: After a 
month of waiting 
new apartments 
are almost up and 
running for students 

■ Continued from Page 1 

the construction. 

The apartments will also feature the 
Old West front desk when it is completed. 

It will house a new pool table, ping- 
pong and a big screen television inside of 
the lounge space. 

The apartments will have a bigger 
study lounge, a new kitchen for all resi- 
dents to use and six washers and dryers. 

RA Mona Green is very excited about 
the new apartments. 

"The size of the rooms is great. My 
favorite feature is the kitchen in the room. 
It is totally awesome. We have a full size 
stove and refrigerator. The storage in the 
room is also fantastic," Green said. 

Green was one of the first students to 
move into the new apartments. 

Senior Casey Carlson, another stu- 
dent to move into the new dorms, is just 
excited to get out of the Thousand Oaks 

"It is so nice to not be stuck in a hotel 
far away from campus, a laundromat and a 
place that I can cook food," Carlson said. 

October 11, 2000 


The Echo 

Conservatory gathers 
to play classical music 



CLU conservatory of students and 
form in the Samuelson Chapel. 

By Jeremy Schrock 


The Samuelson Chapel was filled 
with melodic sounds on Sunday, Oct. 8 as 
the CLU conservatory of students and fac- 
ulty performed. 

The concert was a showcase of the 
talents of students ranging from ages six 
to 21 and faculty members, as well. A 
variety of students come to CLU to learn 
how to master the instrument of their 
choice. The conservatory offers lessons 
in almost every instrument imaginable and 
everyone is invited to take lessons from 
the faculty. 

The conservatory faculty members 
for the concert were Nancy Marfisi (flute), 
Melissa Phelps. Beckstead (violin), James 
Hanna (viola), Preston Geeting (cello). 

by Jeremy Schrock 

faculty per- 

Joyce Geeting (cello), and 
Barbara Burgan (piano). " 
The concert began 
with faculty members 
Marsifi, Beckstead, and 
Hanna performing 

Beethoven's "Serenade 
for Flute, Violin and 

Next the scherzos 
were performed by the 
conservatory cellists. 

Joyce Geeting then 

performed "Concerto in E 

Minor, Second 

Movement" with Burgan 

accompanying on the 


Another piece was the "Jet Whistle" 

by Heitor Villa Lobos. This was a piece 

performed by Marfisi on the flute, and 

Joyce Geeting on the cello. Then came 

Beckstead with her violin and Burgan on 

the organ performing a piece by by 

Giovanni Batista Vitali. 

The last piece of the concert was enti- 
tled "Kanon" and all themusicians partici- 

"I really enjoy playing with the con- 
servatory. 1 joined under the recommenda- 
tion of my instructor James Hanna and it 
has really given me the chance to get in 
extra playing time with my viola," fresh- 
man Will Howard said. 

"Being in the conservatory is a lot of 
fun, its great getting to work with all of the 
different age groups," junior Rachel 
Morris said. 

Submarine: A mix of 
mystical lyrics and techno 

By Jackie Danaker 


Submarine combines techno gooves 
and beats with unique soul-searching 
lyrics in their debut album "Skydiving". 

For a few years in the late '90s, peo- 
ple were saying that the British trio from 
South London was just going to be a 
small group that would never become 
well known. Things didn't turn out that 
way and Submarine began to take off 
with its intoxicating swell of neo-soul 
vocals and laid-back electronic beats. 

On their latest release, "Skindiving," 
the trio was not concerned with pleasing 
the TRL crowd, and instead they tried to 
reach a more mature group of listeners. 

With uncut techno and a distinct 
beat, the grooves on this 12-track CD are 
hard and propulsive. The standout tracks 
on this disk contain stunning lyrics. The 
track "Heartfailure" has catchy lyrics, 
such as, "let me love you." "Sunbeam" 
has more piercing lyrics, such as, "and 
would kill if only I had a blunt instrument 
and the perfect alibi." These haunting 
lyrics make the CD very appealing and a 
good buy. 

The singer, AI Boyd, is a registered 
doctor and the band's musical director. 
Boyd's favorite song is "Midnight 
Cowboy" by Nilsson. Nilsson is one of 

the singers that Boyd tries to model him- 
self after. 

Richard Jeffrey is the drummer and 
just happens to be the son of a preacher. 
Jeffrey's favorite song is "Song Of The 
Siren," by Tom Buckley, one of his musi- 
cal heroes. 

Singer Adaesi Ukairo is the striking 
beauty of Nigerian and English 
descent,who is a very captivating person 
influenced by everything from Joni 
Mitchell to David Bowie. Her favorite 
song is "Rock n'Roll Suicide" by David 

Submarine is making a huge step 
forward in musical vision and maturity. 
The sound of the "Skydiving" CD is dif- 
ficult to pin down, but it centers around 
Ukairo's mystical voice and mysterious 
songs about life, love and redemption. 

The album was recorded in one 
week, although most of the songs were 
written before. The experimentation of 
different sounds makes this album 
exceptional and unique. This is Ukairo's 
debut as a singer, although the band 
formed in 1998. 

As she herself laughingly protests, 
'These boys were nothing until I came 

Submarine's debut album 

"Skindiving," is very reminiscent of The 
Sneaker Pimps music, so if you happen 
to like them you will love Submarine. 


Football team tackles race issues 

By Eric Kallman 


"Remember the Titans" is an enter- 
taining and inspiring movie about a mul- 
tiracial football team coming together in a 
newly integrated high school during the 
testing times of the civil rights movement. 

The film is based on the true story of 
football coach Herman Boone, played by 
Denzel Washington. Boone is relocated 
to a new head coaching assignment at a 
soon-to-be integrated high school in 
Alexandria, Virginia, by the local school 
board in order to give the African 
American Community a visible public 
figure in a small, close-minded southern 
community. He brings together his half 
white/half African American team, and 
earns their respect while teaching them 
strength, dedication, and respect. 

The movie is more about race than it 
is about football. Hopefully, it will teach 
a strong and important lesson to children 
while introducing them to what will prob- 
ably be their first history lesson in race 
relations. This was Denzel Washington's 
reason for starring in the film as he was 
pushing for "Remember the Titans" to be 
made, but could only find studio support 
if he acted in it himself. 

Veteran actor Will Patton, who plays 
the white former head assistant coach Bill 
Yoast, gives a great performance. Patton 
is likeable and understanding in his por- 
trayal, and although you probably won't 

Photograph courtesy of Disney Enterprises 

Top: Herman Boone (Denzel 

Washington) and Bill Yoast (William 

Patton) coach high school football 


Bottom: Herman Boone (Denzel 

Washington) encourages his players. 

recognize him, Patton has been a constant 
on the silver screen for 20 years. He has 
most recently performed in 'The Client," 
"Copycat," "Gone in 60 Seconds" and 

In "Remember the Titans," Disney 
combines football, drama, and family 
humor with the box office clout of Denzel 
Washington to make a movie that every- 
one wants to see. And this is supported by 
the huge revenues it has brought in at the 
box office. 

6 The Echo 


October 11, 2000 


Court selected 

The CLU student body has elected its 2000 homecoming court. 

From the original nominees, the voters selected three princes and 
three princesses from each class, freshman through junior, and four 
apiece in the senior class, of whom one prince wall be coronated king 
f and one princess will be coronated queen. 

The majority of the homecoming court were both surprised and 
excited to be elected. 

"I'm excited," senior Prince Luke Jacobsen said. "It's nice to know 
that many people took part in the elections and that it's a big deal to i M «,ki^«! 

SaraTreanor them Inga Magi 

Members of all the classes echoed this opinion. 
"I've never been nominated or voted for in one of these things... I 
feel like I know more people than I actually do," freshman Will Howard 


Many court members displayed humility about their elections in 
one of the University's most important and popular contests. 

"It's just a nice feeling to be nominated," said senior Princess Inga 

"I didn't expect to get it," sophomore Princess Amanda Frazier said, 
in the same vein. 

Princess Cindy Ham expressed the enthusiasm of the senior royal- 
ty in general. 

"It's fun to be here... and to be on the court as a senior," Ham said. 
^ 1 * "It's a nice way to go out," senior Prince Ben Maclntyre said. 

Sophomore Princess Becky Krause said being on the homecoming 
T|I , AM D«ki«rA M court has an added significance. In addition to being a member of this D pnnp 4- Madntvre 

Tyler Robinson yeai , s royalty> Krause is also on the Pr0 grams Board, she has been DeiHieC MdUfliyn 

-.'■''_ responsible for planning the events of the homecoming week. Krause ^01 

said she has been working behind the scenes in addition to being a ^^^ 


"This gives me a way to be actively involved during the week," ^ 

Krause said. 

The senior king and queen will be announced at Coronation on 
Thursday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in the forum. 

♦ Patrick Chesney, staff writer 


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Leilani Green 
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Matthew Bock 

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Becky Krause 
Hallie Pearson 

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Sarah Chambers 
Lissa Merrill 
Katy Walters 

Will Howard 
Cory Hughes 
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Photographs courtesy of Student Activities 

Meghan Johnston 


Tyson Baird 

OCTOBER 11, 2000 


The Echo 7 

Hispanic roots remembered 

By Jeremy Schrock 


September is recognized nationally as 
Hispanic Heritage Month, and for the first 
time ever, Multicultural Programs has put 
together a display showcasing Hispanic 
culture in the United States. 

"We have never done anything in the 
past because September is so early in the 
year, but this year we decided to go for it," 
said Director of Multicultural and 
International Programs Juanita Pryor. 

The display is located in the Pearson 
Library near the main entrance. The dis- 
play includes information on many promi- 
nent Hispanic Americans, including 
Edward James Olmos, Oscar Hijuelos, 
Isabel Attende, Antonia Novello, Manuel 
Lujan, Frida Kahlo and many others. 

The display also includes a listing of 
the Hispanic American Hall of Fame. 

"I think it's awesome that [CLU is] 
recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month in 
such a cool way," senior Rebecca Otero 
said. "The display is a nice division that 
brings together both the past and present 
for all to see the diversity that Hispanic 
Heritage brings to America." 

Nancy Chapman, coordinator of 
Multicultural and International Programs, 

was in charge of putting the display 

Chapman said she researched current 
events using the Internet to decide which 
Hispanic Americans should be showcased 
on the display. 

"[Multicultural and International 
Programs] want Hispanic students to know 
that they can, and are able, through 
California Lutheran University, to become 
anything they desire," Pryor said. "We also 
want the whole CLU community to be 
aware of the different ethnicities that con- 
tribute positively to American society in so 
many ways." 

"The display brings the past and pres- 
ent together well. It focuses not only on 
Hispanic figures that we all know, but also 
on ones that most students have probably 
never heard of. I think it's interesting. It 
depicts well for me the idea of Hispanic 
Heritage," junior Preston Geeting said. 

"I am glad to see that the University is 
showcasing Hispanic Heritage Month, as it 
is a nationally recognized event," senior 
Brandon Cruz said. 

The display is in the library until Oct. 
15. The Multicultural Programs on cam- 
pus focus more on Hispanic Heritage and 
tradition during Encuentros, which is in 
the spring. 

During Encuentros the L.A.S.O. club 


Photograph courtesy of Nancy Chapman 

The Hispanic Heritage display will be up in the Library through Oct. 15. The 
display includes a Hall of Fame of Hispanic actors and artists. 

and the Multicultural and International 
Program put on many events. 

'The Multicultural and International 
Program also puts up displays in February 
for Black History Month and in March for 

Asian History Month. Make sure that you 
check out the displays, as they are inform- 
ative and a great depiction of the different 
ethnicities represented in the CLU com- 
munities," Pryor said. 

'The NEED' is open for relaxation 

By Brianne Davis 


On Thursday nights, one of the hot 
spots for students is found in the SUB: a 
student-run coffee bar called The NEED. 
Students use the time to avoid doing 
homework, to see friends, and to get the 
very essential caffeine pick-up for last 
minute cram sessions. 

The candles in each burlesque table 
cover help set the comfortable atmosphere 
for students to attend and relax. There are 
different themes each week and chess and 
checker games for those who want to chal- 
lenge someone. 

"People love to come here for the 

informal social atmosphere," junior Sarah 
Thebaud said. 

This year the NEED has hosted two 
open-mic nights, a karaoke night, a 
Christian band night, and the famous guys 
in skirts night. 

This week will be poker night where 
students can win a cup of coffee and other 
NEED paraphernalia. 

'i come here to take a break from my 
papers and get some coffee to help me stay 
awake so that I can finish all my papers," 
said commuter Gregorio De Masi. 

The drinks' prices range from 90 cents 
to $2. The selections are pretty varied with 
a selection of over 20 syrups and many 
drinks other than coffee. 

For the inexperienced coffee 
drinker or those who simply do not 
like coffee, other drinks like 
Italian sodas, fruit twisters, 
soft drinks, and regular and 
varied styles of hot choco- 
late are offered. 

The NEED is also 
famous for its two most 
popular drinks: the Mint 
Orgasm, which contains 
coffee, hot chocolate and 
creme de menthe syrup and 
the Hard On. which con- 
tains coffee, hot chocolate, 
cherry syrup and peppermint 
syrup. Other options include 
mochas, espressos and cappuccinos. 

Managing the NEED this year is 
junior Tim Clunen. The staff includes 
freshmen Julie Norman and Krystle 
Kagawa, sophomores Luke Lundmark, 
Meagan Ranger and juniors Jared Little, 
Michael Berg and Jon Dewey and senior 
Andyi Maruca. 

The staff, all volunteers, offer their 
help to set up, take down and serve the stu- 
dents. The staff is friendly and try to get to 
know their customers from how much 
whipped cream they would like to what 

their major is. 

The students all have different rea- 
sons for attending the weekly ritual of 
campus. Senior Cindy Ham put her reason 
for attending the NEED for the past four 
years quite simply, 

"1 need the NEED," Ham said. 
The NEED starts at 10 p.m. every 
Thursday night and stays open until the 
last person walks out the door. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

The NEED'S student-run coffee volunteer serves students. The NEED is locat- 
ed in the SUB and is open on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. 


October 26: Christian Band, Penial 

November 2: Band, Munkafust 

November 9: Mocktails & Karaoke (sponsored by RHA) 

November 16: Lip Sync 

November 30: Student Showcase* 

* The Student Showcase will consist of four to six groups or solo 
artists playing 20 minute sets. Stop by the NEED to sign up. Not */ 
pay, volunteer only, ' 


The Echo 


October 11, 2000 

Science and 
physics not a 
threat to religion 


Dr. Paul Davies gave a lecture on 
Thursday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. about 
the possibility that human life origi- 
nated on the planet Mars. Davies 
gave another lecture at 5 p.m. about 
God and the laws of physics. 

Some people are upset when the- 
ories are presented that go complete- 
ly against any religious beliefs they 
might have. However, scientific the- 
ories or even religious theories are 
what being human is all about. 

The Bible encourages exploring 
the world and the laws by which the 
universe works. Life would be pret- 
ty boring and we would all be pretty 
dense if we didn't stop to think now 
and again why a tree grows the way 
it does and how oxygen is produced. 
The same goes for scientific theories 
and the laws of physics. 

Davies' lecture suggested that 
human life began on Mars and 
moved to Earth to colonize when 
Mars was no longer inhabitable. 

Although I think the idea that all 
of human life originated on Mars is a 
little absurd, I can't say that's not 
what really happened and I would 
rather be challenged with the 
thought than not have to think about 
the possibility. 

Human beings are the most intel- 
ligent mammal on the planet and 
should be held accountable for com- 
ing up with theories about why we 
are here and how we got where we 

There is plenty of room for scien- 
tific theories as well as religious 
beliefs. Oftentimes science makes 
more sense than religion because 
there is physical evidence to prove a 
theory, while religion relies mostly 
upon faith. 

The Bible teaches us that man 
was created and, for the most part, 
we all just assume that the Bible 
meant modern man. Learning that 
humans evolved from monkeys can 
upset people who take the Bible lit- 

However, even the Bible contra- 
dicts itself. There are two creation 
stories in Genesis: Genesis 1:24-27 
says that animals were created 
before man and Genesis 2:15-23 
says man and woman were created 

One thing people have to remem- 
ber is that scientific theories as well 
as many Biblical stories are just that: 
theories and stories. 

At the same time, those theories 
and stories are something that we 
must think about as humans. We 
must question our faith to make it 

Most of the time, laws of science 
can work together with religious 
beliefs to come up with some under- 
standing of the world. 

The argument against abortion 
always seems so simple. You are killing a 
human life. Yes, indeed we are — millions 
a year. 

I am not about to pretend that abor- 
tion is not just an earlier form of infanti- 
cide, that wonderful practice catered to by 
Christian practitioners for years after the 
birth of Christ. However I stand here in 
defense of another form of murder, the 
killing of a child's spirit and worth when 
they live their lives as an unwanted, 
unadopted, unappreciated child. 

In this society we live in, the delu- 
sion that millions of children who are 
bom into a world without parents for 
whatever reason are put up for adoption 
and taken into homes full of love and 
affection, possibly beyond the capabilities 
of those who brought them into this 

There is a grave misunderstanding in 
this delusion. A child put up for adoption 
who is not perfect, and 'imperfections' 
can range from mental retardation to not 
being 100 percent Caucasian, has an enor- 
mously minimal chance of both being 
adopted by a loving family or even being 
adopted in general. 

I will be the first to proclaim that it is 

the most unnatural of acts to kill one's 
own child. It is also unnatural to abuse our 
children and disassociate us from them 
and to give them up. 

The most innate nature in a woman 
is to protect her child, probable or born. 
So, I guess what I wonder now is: if 
women can justify having an abortion, 
especially after 24 hours of counseling 
and forced reconsideration, are they capa- 
ble of having that child, raising it with 
love, and/or accepting the disassociation 
of adoption? 

This pill is taking out the painful step 
of walking through the picket lines, while 
escorted through the doorways of a clinic 
by a man in a bullet-proof vest; but it does 
not take out the pain of making the deci- 
sion, or the counseling that is forced upon 
every woman who has probably already 
come to terms with the decision long 
before entering the clinic doors. 

Now I can understand the arguments 
that a child aborted never has the chance 
to even be adopted, but I still cannot 
imagine how we can justify the risk of 
these unwanted children already in this 
world over the ones not even physiologi- 
cally capable of comprehending the lack 
of love in their life. 

I will always stand by this heart 
wrenching awareness — nothing in the 
world is more painful than the knowledge 
of unwanted children. Except maybe forc- 
ing them into existence. 

Andyi Maruca 


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Gore whines like a granny 



Attention Republicans! The 

Democrats have officially given up hope as 
of Oct. 4, 2000! 

The next eight years of presidential 
bliss is yours! 

As a Democrat, there are many things 
that make me dislike my party. There are 
many people and issues that I don't like to be 
associated with, such as Jesse Jackson, giv- 
ing more and more money to people who are 
'below the poverty line', and as of today, 
Vice-President Albert Gore, Junior. 

I think the last time I saw an adult 
whine and cry when things did not go his or 
her way was when my grandmother was 
mad at grandpa for snoring during Matlock 

Why am I actually considering turning 

my back on my party and voting for the next 
president of the United States, George W. 

Quite simply, Al Gore can't make up 
his mind on anything important, and his 
ideas and plans for our country are the same 
as Bush's, but with new adjectives. 

For example, there is little difference 
between their Social Security plans, but Al 
likes to call his Social Security Plus. 

Oh, I get it now Al! We have to put 
money into a government plan every month, 
plus we have to let Al play with it instead of 
choosing where it is invested. Al also has a 
great ability to jump on great ideas right in 
the nick of time. 

During the debate. Bush was asked 
about what he'd do with unexpected circum- 
stances during his presidency. His answer 
was sincere, but then Al said he was in Texas 
during these floods, crying with Texans too. 

What Al should have said is this: "Well 

the best thing to do is go visit the Buddhist 
monks during disaster, cry with them, and 
then they'll donate some money to fix the 

At least he would have been honest. 
The last politician to sway that easily with 
public opinion was Benito Mussolini. 

Finally, Bush was extremely polite 
during the debate. 

The Bush family has a tendency to be 
rude at times, like when George Sr. threw up 
on the Japanese man. Al, on the other hand, 
could not seem to hack up what he was huff- 
ing on when Bush was speaking. 

Our next president needs to be strong, 
not pouting and whining when people do not 
see things his way. 

Oh yes, this is the most important rea- 
son I am not voting for Gore. He was born 
exactly nine months to the day after the sup- 
posed incident at Roswell, New Mexico. 

Coincidence? I think not. 



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The Echo 9 

LSM begins year 

By Patrick Chesney 


The National Council for the 
Lutheran Student Movement met to dis- 
cuss issues of importance to the organiza- 
tion from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 in 
Chicago. California Lutheran University 
sent senior Cindy Ham and sophomore 
Shannon Savage to represent CLU. 

"We discussed community service 
projects and strengthening diversity within 
the church," Ham said. "We also worked 
on public relations and marketing for the 
Lutheran Student Movement, along with 
strengthening Internet sites and imple- 
menting a leadership development work- 
shop program." 

'The council is made up of 12 repre- 
sentatives from different regions and then 
there are the executive members: the pres- 
ident, the secretary and the secretary of 
international and multicultural concerns," 
Ham said. 

The council also has four adult advi- 
sors from the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church of America who work with the 
voting members of the council. 

The LSM council also discussed plans 
for their national gathering in New 
Orleans from Dec. 28 through Jan. 1. 

Ham said that this year's gathering 
would have a Bible study program, 
National Legislation Committee meetings 
and opportunities for community service. 
The community service activities will 
most likely involve helping out in elemen- 
tary schools and soup kitchens. 

"It'll be tons of fun," said Savage. 

Money was also an integral part of the 
council meeting. The council talked about 
asking for donations in order to increase 
the Lutheran Student Movement's endow- 

"We're going to be asking different 
campus ministries, synods, regions and 
anybody else who might be interested," 
said Savage. 

While individual students will not be 
singled out for donations, Savage said that 
the university itself will probably be 
receiving a letter asking to send monetary 
support to the LSM. 

The LSM Council is also involved in 
the decision-making process for appoint- 
ing members to the Ecumenical Council, 
which is composed of members from the 
various Christian denominations. 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of 
America is allowed two members on the 
council and, according to Savage, the 
LSM wants to try and put a Native 
American on the council, in order to 
increase the group's diversity. 

"The Lutheran Student Movement is 
giving scholarships to Native Americans 
for the gathering," Savage said. 

The council also serves as a means of 
giving Lutheran college students a voice in 
the managing of the ELCA. 

"Those decisions that we make go to 
the National Church of the ELCA so that 
when they make decisions, they know our 
stands on the issues and that makes a dif- 
ference," Savage said. 

"The easiest way for [individual] 
CLU students to get involved with the 
LSM is by going to the national gather- 
ing," Ham said. 

According to Savage, 20 CLU stu- 
dents are currently signed up for the gath- 
ering. ^ 

Any other students wishing to get 
involved with the gathering can talk 
to either Savage or Ham or go to the 
LSM web site at 



"Separation of 
Church and State" 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 

7 p.m. 
Samuelson Chapel 

Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive 

Director, Americans United for 

Separation of Church and State, 

with Prof. Joseph Everson 

as moderator 

ment fund. 

God is active in many people's lives 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Students stand to sing a hymn during the chapel service last Wednesday. 

By Larsen Ensberg 

With an emphasis on a God who is 
active and alive in the world. Pastors 
Melissa and Scott Maxwell-Doherty deliv- 
ered a well-timed sermon to the students of 
California Lutheran University on 
Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the chapel. 

Many students and faculty members 

joined in the scripture, which was Psalms 

"It was a great sermon that really 
drove the point that God does actively play 
a role in each and every one of our lives. 
He's not just a spectator," senior Gary 
Campanula said. 

We were reminded that, "God is 
strength, refuge, a peacemaker in ages 
past, and hope for things to come," Pastor 

Melissa said. 

A prayer was said for all who are 
scared or in trouble, that God would be the 
strength to help them through the most try- 
ing times of their lives. In places such as 
the Middle East where violence has been a 
day-to-day part of people's lives for many 
years, God is there and he is actively shel- 
tering the frightened. 

Pastor Scott emphasized that, "God 
can crush the mechanics of war with a 
whisper. He knows love." 

"He [God] will not act kinda like this 
or kinda like that. 
God is by what God 
does. And God will 
act," Pastor Scott 

Throughout the 
sermon the feeling of 
sanctuary and 

warmth washed 
through the intimate 

Freshman Brian 
Weinberger agreed 
saying, "I enjoy the 
services a lot. The 
pastors are wonder- 
ful. I was looking for 
a new church to go to 
but after a few serv- 
ices I decided to 

In closing. 

Pastor Scott left the 

congregation with a challenge, "We are 
blessed with a God of action. Come and 
see what God is doing." 

The service ended with a song by John 
Behnke, called "I Want to Walk as a Child 
of the Light," played by Mark Holmstrom. 

"It was a great service with plenty of 
upbeat music and really, an upbeat and fun 
atmosphere," senior Gary Campanilla said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Mark Holmstrom plays the piano as he leads the 
congregation in song. 

10 The Echo 


October 11, 2000 

Volleyball picks up the pace 

fall to undefeated 
La Verne, but quickly 
regain momentum 

By Scott Andersen 


The women's volleyball team played 
host to the University of La Veme last 
Tuesday, where the Regals were handed 
their first conference loss of the season. 

"Going five games against Chapman 
and losing to La Verne helped to learn to 
put teams away when we have a chance," 
said coach James Park. 

The Regals started off strong by win- 
ning the first game 1 5- 1 1 , but the Leopards 
(11-0) stepped up their play in the second 
game wining 15-13 and evening up the 
series at a game apiece. 

La Verne rode that momentum 
through the next two games, as they dom- 
inated the Regals 15-6 and 15-5, and won 
the match. 

La Verne was led by Amy Brummel 
who recorded 20 kills and three service 
aces. Setter Ryan Winn added 43 assists 
and 15 digs to the win. 

The Regals' stat leaders were Sally 
Jahraus with 15 kills, 10 digs and a pair of 
aces, and Pamela Hunnicutt with 13 kills 
and five digs. Setter Kari Whitney also 
contributed with 39 assists, 10 digs and 
three service aces. 

On Friday night, California Institute 
of Technology (4-6) came to face the 
Regals' volleyball team. After suffering 
their first conference loss earlier in the 
week, the Regals were looking for some 

The entire team contributed to the 
cause, allowing only seven Cal Tech points 
throughout the whole match. In 43 min- 
utes, the Regals wrapped up the match 
winning 15-3, 15-2 and 15-3. 

Amanda Riser led the Regals with 
nine kills and four service aces in the 
match. Casey Jones also added 15 assists 
and four digs in the victory. 

On Saturday night, the Regals' volley- 

ball team hosted 
Claremont (7-8) to a 
conference match. The 
Regals kept the momen- 
tum they had from the 
night before by domi- 
nating the game right 
from the beginning. 

The Regals opened 
up the match by cruising 
through the first game 
15-2. From there they 
didn't look back as they 
rolled over Claremont 
in the next two games 
15-4, 15-4 and finishing 
off the match. 

Leading the Regals 
to victory were Becky Sehenuk who 
recorded six kills and two blocks, setter 
Kari Whitney who added 20 assists and 
two service aces and Courtney Castellaw 
who recorded eight digs and four kills. 

Claremont was led in the match by 
Regina Saulsbury who had 1 1 kills and six 
digs and Elizabeth Criswell who added 21 

Photograph by Scott Andersen 

Spiking the ball during Friday's game against 
California Institute of Technology, the Regals domi- 
nate the Beavers, winning the three game contest in a 
quick 43 minutes. 


The Regals improved their record to 
10-6 overall and to 4-1 in conference. 

"Coming off a disappointing loss to 
La Veme, it helped that we had a success- 
ful weekend and got a couple league victo- 
ries under out belt. It was a fun weekend 
for us because everyone got to play," said 
Kari Whitney. 

Men succumb in double overtime 



Kingsmen loss to Stags 
breaks seven-game 
winning streak 

By Tom Galante 


Last Wednesday, the CLU men's soc- 
cer team played a night contest at 
Claremont Mudd-Scripps Colleges. 

In a pivotal match-up between the two 
top teams in the SCIAC conference, the 
Stags (9-1, 4-1-1 SCIAC) defeated the 
Kingsmen 2-1 in a double overtime 

The loss snapped CLU's seven-game 
winning streak, bringing the Kingsmen 
record to 8-3 (5-1 SCIAC). Despite the 

loss, the Kingsmen are still in first 
place with a total of 10 points in 
the standings. 

Scoring the Kingsmen's first 
goal, just over 10 minutes into 
play, was sophomore forward 
Havard Aschim. Assisted by sen- 
ior midfielder John Teeter, it was 
Aschim's fifth goal of the season. 

"It was a great goal that 
Havard scored, it gave us the 
momentum," said junior goal- 
keeper Joe Brotherton. 

Just over halfway into the first 
half, Claremont's Eric Hass 
scored, to tie the score at 1-1. 

With great intensity, both 

teams played to a 1-1 tie to end 

regulation play. They continued 

the stalemate through the first 


Photograph by Chris Schmitthcnncr 

Maneuvering around a Redlands player, sophomore 
defender Dean Klipfel battles for possession. The 
Kingsmen shut out the Bulldogs 2-0, regaining 
momentum after Wednesday's loss to the Stags. 

In the sec- 
ond overtime, 
Luke Banedan 
received a 
loose ball and 
tapped it in for 
the win. In this very 
intense game, CLU out- 
shot the Stags, 17 to 16. 

CLU goalkeeper 
Joe Brotherton had six 
saves and Claremont 
goalkeeper Jamey 
Harding had 1 1 big 

"We played well 
and hard. ..this was a 
tough loss, but we can 
learn from this and 
make adjustments to 
improve as a team," 
said junior defender 
Andrew Bueben. 

After Wednesday's 
tough defeat, the 
Kingsmen soccer team 
was back in action for a 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Charging the ball, senior midfielder Eron 
Reynolds prepares to pass. The Kingsmen 
overhauled their game plan after being scout- 
ed by the Bulldogs during Wednesday's game. 

huge league match versus the Redlands' 
Bulldogs on Saturday . 

CLU won the match 2-0 with a com- 
bination of great defense and timely 
offense, bringing the Kingsmen record to 
9-3 (6-1 SCIAC). 

Forward Oskar Kantoft scored both 
goals for the Kingsmen, one in each half. 

"We don't lose at home, so when we 
stepped on the field today, I knew we were 
going to win. We don't lose on our field 
and we are confident at home," junior for- 
ward David Maupin said. 

"We were very tired after 
[Wednesday's] match, so I gave them a 
day off to regroup. Redlands had scouted 
our game on [Wednesday] night, so we 
changed our entire game plan on Saturday 
and it really threw them off. Oskar did 
well to get the opportunities to score both 
goals. This was another total team effort," 
head coach Dan Kuntz said. 


Menlo College 

October 7 

Men's Varsity 


October 4 

University of Redlands* 

October 7 

Varsity Soccer 


October 4 

University of Redlands* 

October 7 


University of La Verne 

October 2 

15-11, 13-15, 6-15, 5-15 

California Institute of 

October 6 
15-3, 15-2, 15-3 


October 7 
15-2, 15-4, 15-4 

Cross Country 

Biola University Invitational 

October 7 
Kingsmen N/ A 
Regals 4th place 

* denotes SCIAC games 


October 11, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Kingsmen chop 
down Menlo Oaks 

FOOTBALL: With a quick 
start and a wild finish, 
Kingsmen prevail over 
Menlo College, 37-32 

By Patrick Chesney 


After an intense game last Saturday, 
the Kingsmen emerged victorious against 
the Menlo College Oaks, 37 - 32. 

"[Menlo] was a tough opponent, it 
was a crucial game to win," said junior 
wide receiver Chris Dingman. 

The game got off to a quick start for 
CLU, with a touchdown by junior tight 
end Brian Woodworm, off of a 66-yard 
pass from junior quarterback Chris 
Czernek, and a successful extra point 
attempt by senior Ryan Geisler, all only 
one minute and 19 seconds into the game. 

Two more touchdowns and two more 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Charging with the ball, senior cornerback Sean 
McGaughey is tackled during Saturday's game 
against the Menlo College Oaks. McGaughey had 
two interceptions. 

successful extra point attempts by Geisler 
were to quickly follow for the Kingsmen, 
one by Dingman off of a 19-yard pass 
from Czernek, and one by junior running 
back Justin Magruder on a two yard run. 

With under three minutes left in the 
first quarter, Menlo was able to mount an 
offense of its own, scoring on a two-yard 
run, reducing the Kingsmen lead to 21 - 7. 
The second quarter was not as pros- 
perous for the Kingsmen, as it found the 
Oaks closing CLU's lead. Scoring two 
touchdowns, the first off of a 4 1 -yard pass 
from Menlo quarterback Zamir Amin, and 
the second, with under a minute left to 
play in the second quarter, off an 1 8-yard 
from Amin. 

Both of the Oaks' extra point 
attempts, however, were stopped by the 
Kingsmen defense. 

Effectively decreasing CLU's lead to 
21-19 at the half, Menlo returned to the 
third quarter continuing its comeback 
attempt, with the Oaks scoring five min- 
utes into the quarter on 
an 18-yard pass from 
Amin, and a successful 
extra point attempt. 

With the Oaks tem- 
porarily in the lead, the 
Kingsmen quickly 

responded to the attack, 
scoring on a touchdown 
by senior tailback Dorian 
Stitt. CLU's two-point 
conversion attempt, how- 
ever, failed 21-26, with 
CLU holding on to a ten- 
uous lead. 

The second half of 
the game had less scoring 
than the first, with both 
teams suffering from 
penalties and turnovers. 

In the final quarter, 
the Kingsmen extended 
their lead over the Oaks 
with a 44-yard field goal 
by Geisler and a 43-yard 
touchdown run by junior 
quarterback Chris 


Menlo, however. 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Tackling Menlo quarterback Zamir Amin, the Kingsmen defense prevail 
over the Oaks, 37-32. CLU lead in sacks with a total of five, for a total 
of 41 yards lost, versus Menlo 's two, for a total of 11 yards lost. 

was able to come back with a touchdown 
of their own, and due to a turnover from 
CLU, was advancing on the end zone with 
less than one minute left in the game. The 
Oaks' last effort at winning the game, 
however, was foiled due to a 1 5-yard "ille- 
gal use of hands" penalty. Bringing 
CLU's record to 2-1 for conference play, 
the Kingsmen ended the game with a 37- 
32 victory. 

Menlo quarterback Zamir Amin set an 
NCAA all-division record for the Oaks, 
with the highest passing yardage in any 
game, completing 39 out of 66 passes, 
with three interceptions, for a total of 73 1 
passing yards and four touchdowns. 

The Oaks advantage in passing, how- 
ever, was offset by their gain of only two 
yards in rushing and three interceptions, 
two by senior cornerback Sean 

"[They] came at the right time ... 
[and] the coaches made the right calls," 
said McGaughey. 

The Oaks' also had difficulty with 
extra points, bungling three attempts, 
including two failed kicks. 

CLU, on the other hand, had a well- 
rounded offense, with 240 rushing yards 
and 303 passing yards. Woodworm led the 
CLU offense, catching seven passes from 
Czernek, for a total of 174 yards and one 

CLU also led in sacks, with five (for a 
total of 41 yards lost), compared to the 
Oaks' two (for 11 yards). Sophomore 
defensive lineman Casey O'Brian had two 
of the sacks, which contributed to unbal- 
ancing Menlo's quarterback, Zamir Amin. 


Dorian Stitt 



athlete of the week 




Simi Valley '96 

last week 

With a total of 99 yards 
gained during Saturday's 
game against the Menlo 

College Oaks, Stitt moved 
into first place on the CLU 
all-time yards list. 

Stitt is currently ranked 
second in scoring for the 
SCIAC, with a total of 35 
points and six TD's, third in 
net rushing yardage, with 
100.3 yards averaged per 
game, and third in all-pur- 
pose running, with 147.3 
yards per game. 

Additionally, Stitt is 
presently fourth place on 
CLU's all-time list for 


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1 : ■> , «fp 

Dorian Stitt 

second place on CLU's 
career scoring list with a 

career net rushing yards, total of 185 points and 31 

as well as being tied for touchdowns. 


Cross Country 

SCIAC Multi-Dual Meet* 


October 14, 9:00 a.m. 


Azusa Pacific University 


October 14, 1:00 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 

California Institute of 


October 11, 4:00 p.m. 

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges* 


October 14, 11:00 a.m. 

Varsity Soccer 

Pomona Pitzer Colleges* 


October 13, 4:00 p.m. 

Azusa Pacific University* 


October 16, 7:00 p.m. 


University of Redlands* 


October 13, 7:30 p.m. 

Elizabethtown College (PA)' 


October 14, 11:30 a.m 

The Master's College* 


October 14, 7:00 p.m. 

Occidental College* 


October 17, 7:30 p.m. 

* denotes SCIAC games 


The Echo 


October 11, 2000 

Regals record racing 


Regals' racers set 
personal records in 
pre-SCIAC meet 

By Shelby Russell 


Finishing up prepatory running a 
week before the SCIAC multi-dual meet, 
the Kingsmen and Regals cross-country 
runners competed at the 40th Annual Biola 
Invitational at La Mirada Park this past 

Biola's women's team smoked the 
competition, coming in first place with a 
total of 25 points. Followed by CSU 
Fullerton with a total of 74 points, 
Vanguard University with a total 79 points, 
and CLU with a total of 82 points. 

California Technical Institute and 

Chapman University were also competing 
schools, but neither school fielded enough 
racers to qualify for team competition in 
the women's race. 

A day of marked improvement in the 
Regal's racing times, as all CLU racers set 
personal records. 

CLU top finisher, junior Lisa Pierce 
come in fourth place, out of a. field of 38, 
with a time of 20:24. 

Following Pierce was freshman 
Amanda Clever, in 17th place with a time 
of 21:42, sophomore Katie Bashaw in 19th 
place with a time of 21 :59, senior Nicole 
Monte in 26th place with a time of 22:56 
and sophomore Christin Newby with a 
time of 23: 12. 

The Kingsmen cross-country team 
only showed three runners, resulting in 
team-competition ineligibility. 

Sophomore Tom Ham finished 14th 
out of a field of 48, with a time of 28:30. 

For the fourth time, freshmen Tim 
Huck and Josh Kramer finished back to 
back. Huck in 24th place with a time of 
29:43 and Kramerin 25th with a time of 

Huck and Kramer have marked back- 
to-back finishes every race, except the 
Westmont Invitational, where Kramer was 
out with shin-splints. 

The United States International 
University came in first place with a total 
of 29 points, followed behind Vanguard 
University with 56 points and CSU 
Fullerton with 76 points. 

Although not fielding enough runners 
to compete as a team, host Biola's men's 
team's lone runner placed first in 
Saturday's race. 

Biola's Invitational, at La Mirada 
Park, is the fore-runner for the multi-dual 
SCIAC meet, next Friday at La Mirada 

did you know? 

♦Runners have to run between 
40 to 50 miles per week. 

♦"The idea of cross country is 
if you run too hard and too 
often, time will go down," 
Coach Roupe said. 

♦Although cross country is a 
team sport only the top five 
runner's times contribute to the 
team score. 

♦Not only do cross country 
team practices consist of 
endurance and speed running, 
as well as weight training, but 
also of swim practice. 

♦Every Monday from 7-8 a.m. 
the team can be found at the 
YMCA swimming laps. 

Regals tame Stags, Bulldogs 


Regals, undefeated in 
SCIAC play, maintain first 
place rank 

By Katie Bashaw and Shelby Russell 


The Regals soccer team continued 
their winning ways on Wednesday, Oct. 4 
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges with 
a 4-2 victory over the Athenas. 

Senior midfielder Jennifer Agostino 
started things off quickly with a goal six 
minutes into the match, off of sophomore 
forward Alix Rucinski's blocked shot. 

After starting out with a bang, it took 
until the final two minutes of the first half 
for the Regals to score again. This time 
freshman defender Lauren Huckleberry 
scored a on header, off an assist from the 
corner by sophomore forward Bonnie 

Bomhauser was out all last season 
with an injury, but she's made a huge 
impact on the Regals team this year, scor- 
ing five goals so far, including the winning 
goal against the University of Redlands on 
Sept. 13. 

"The injury makes me appreciate how 
great it is to play... I'll never take a game 
for granted again," said Bomhauser. 

Claremont-Mudd-Scrips came out 
fighting in the second half and scored in 
the first ten minutes, but less than five 
minutes later Rucinski set up a goal six 
yards out for freshman forward Kim 

Eynon, to restore the Regals two point 

Senior midfielder Betsy Fisch scored 
on a blast 20 yards out from the center of 
the field off of junior forward Leilani 
Green's assist to add some security to the 
Regals' score. The Athenas attempted a 
comeback, scoring one more goal in the 
second half, but despite outshooting the 
Regals 17-16, it was not enough to gain 
the victory. 

Regals freshman goalie Pam Clark 
played all 90 minutes and made nine 

Wednesday's game ended the first 
round of SCIAC play, in which the Regals 
are undefeated, keeping them in first place. 

Back in action on Saturday, against 
the University of the Redlands, the Regals 
again diplayed their ability with a 4-1 vic- 

Leading the Regals in scoring was 
senior forward Alia Khan, with the first 
two goals of Saturday's game. 

Khan's second goal was off an assist 
by senior midfielder Betsy Fisch, 18-yards 
out on a through ball. 

Fisch, herself, contributed the thrid 
goal of the game off an assist by junior 
Leilani Green, with an 18-yard blast from 

Returning after a loosing half, the 
Bulldogs were not to be shut out though, 
responding with a goal of their own, the 
fourth goal of the game. 

Scoring the fifth and final goal of the 
game was the Regals sophomore forward 
Alix Rucinski heading in the ball, off a 

comer kick by senior mid-fielder Rachael 

In goal for the Regals were freshmen 
Pamela Clark playing 65 minutes, and 
Tiffany Kayana with 25 minutes. 

Saturday's victory further secures the 
Regals hold on first place, with a 12-2 
overall record and an undefeated 7-0 
SCIAC conference record. 



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Volume 41, No. 8 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360 

October 18, 2000 

Separation of 
Church and State: 
What does that 

See story on page 9 

The Amazing Maize 

An adventure through a twisted, 
turning cornfield 

See story on page 5 

Regals soccer does 
it again: Win over 
Pomona keeps CLU 
in first place 

See story on page 12 

Castaneda found 
innocent of rape 
charges against 
CLU student 

By Brooke Peterson 


Alejandro Castaneda, a former CLU 
student accused of raping another CLU 
student, was found guilty of only misde- 
meanor battery. 

He was sentenced to a $120 booking 
fee and one year's probation, according to 
a Sept. 2 1 Ventura County Star article. 

Two victims, whose names have not 
been released, spoke out against 
Castaneda last October. He was accused 
of sexually assaulting one and raping the 

After Castaneda's preliminary hearing 
on Jan. 21, he was to stand trial for seven 
» ■■■ r ape and sexual charges. 

On July 11, prosecutors dropped six 
rape and sexual charges in connection 
with "Jane Doe 1," and the felony sexual 
battery charge against "Jane Doe 2" was 
reduced to a misdemeanor. 

The charges were dropped because 
there was not enough evidence to prove 
beyond a reasonable doubt that these 
events had actually occurred. 

Deputy District Attorney Audrey 
Rohn asked to add a misdemeanor battery 
charge, which was granted at the last hear- 
ing, and was the only count Castaneda was 
found guilty of. 

Castaneda has not been asked to 
return to CLU, but it would be his respon- 
sibility to re-apply for admission, accord- 
ing to Director of Public Information 
Lynda Fulford. 

Napster hangs 
in pending 
litigation limbo 

By Chris Schmitthenner 


Napster users all over the world 
have been waiting anxiously to see the 
fate of their favorite MP3 provider. 

They are currently injudicial limbo, 
waiting for the judges of the court of 
appeals to decide whether Napster will 
be allowed to operate. Napster, an online 
provider of CD-quality music files, 
allows people to share MP3 files with 
one another through their service. 

They were first sued by the 
Recording Industry Association of 
America (RIAA) back in December of 
1999. It was found that they were violat- 
ing copyright laws by providing pirated 

Please see MUSIC, Page 3 

New washers add spin 

New washers and dryers 
use money card instead of 
quarters for machines 

By Malin Lundblad 


Every residence hall on campus was 
equipped with brand new washers and 
dryers on Oct. 1. The changes were made 
due to the overwhelming requests from 

"Last year too many of the machines 
were malfunctioning," said Jeff Cowgill, 
director of security and safety. "These are 
faster and use less energy." 

Another advantage of the new wash- 
ers and dryers is that students don't have 
to collect quarters to use them. 

Instead, they purchase a CLU 
Laundry Card for $3 from one of the card 
dispensers on campus, which are located 
in Mount Clef, Pederson, North and Janss 
Halls. Students can then add money to the 
card using $10 or $20 bills or a credit 

"Students love the new washers and 
dryers," Cowgill said. "They are also 
happy the prices did not go up with up the 
new laundry equipment." 

It still costs $1 to wash and 50 cents 
to dry, which Cowgill points out as being 
cheaper than a laundromat. 

There is also a special bonus avail- 
able; if a $10 bill is put into the dispenser, 
a $1 bonus is added to the card and if a 

Photograph by £oi) ■ "• 

CLU student Chelsey Tollefson uses the new laundry card for the first 
time, using the new washers and dryers on campus. 

$20 bill is inserted, a $2 bonus is put on 
the card. 

"I like the fact that you don't have to 
use quarters," freshman Maria Haard said. 

Freshman Annika Ludewig agreed, 
adding that she likes the countdown dis- 
play featured by the new machines. 

"It lets you know how much time is 
left until your load is ready," Ludewig 

There have been some negative 

responses from students, however. 

Some have had difficulties trying to 
figure out how to use the washers and dry- 
ers, since new instructions have not yet 
been put up, 

Others have objected to the use of 
laundry cards. 

"It is inconvenient that you have to 
get a card to use the machines," senior 
Paula Hellmark said. "Plus it costs money 

Please see WASHERS, Page 3 

KCLU kicks off annual fall phone drive 

KCLU radio station holds 
annual membership drive 
to raise money for station 

By Eric Kallman 


KCLU is currently holding its fall 
membership drive, which extends for a 
10-day period from Oct. 12 through Oct. 

KCLU is California Lutheran 
University's on-campus jazz and National 
Public Radio (NPR) station. 

Along with university support, the 
semiannual event is a primary source of 
the radio station's funding and the one 
time when the entire CLU community 
volunteers its services to help KCLU suc- 

This will be the twelfth membership 
drive for KCLU and its sixth fall mem- 
bership drive, which is always held in 

The station is winding down it sixth 
year of broadcasting and will celebrate an 
anniversary during the drive. KCLU first 

signed on-air on Oct. 20, 1994. 

KCLU has come a long way in its 
short history. 

In its first pledge drive the station 
earned $18,000, while last spring KCLU 
collected over $108,000. 

The pledge total has increased an 
average of $7,500 every drive through 
this last spring. 

While its production in membership 
drives has dramatically increased, KCLU 
has stayed a, small operation beginning 
with three full-time employees, and how 
having only four. 

KCLU's general manager, Mary 
Olsen, estimates that the station currently 
has a little over 4,000 active members, 
meaning members who have donated to 
KCLU within the last 18 months. 

Even though a natural leveling off 
has occurred with the membership drive 
totals recently, Olsen still anticipates a 
strong showing this fall. 

"Last spring was a tremendous drive 
for us [$108,000], but I still expect us to 
generate over $100,000 this time around," 
Olsen said. 

KCLU's dramatic growth has con- 

firmed the community's love of the sta- 
tion. And the station's good reputation is 
benefiting the school, as research has 
shown that KCLU is the most recogniza- 
ble service of CLU in the community. 

KCLU listeners hear the interruption 
of programming to ask for support every 
10 to 15 minutes during the drive's entire 
10 days. 

These interruptions are called pitch- 
es, and must be performed carefully and 
persuasively by KCLU on-air hosts to 
successfully attract pledges while mini- 
mally disturbing listeners. 

KCLU Programming Director Jeff 
Barry claims the pitches are always suc- 
cessful and achieve the results needed, but 
not all listeners are pleased. 

"There are always a few phone calls 
of complaints, but it is understandable as 
listeners have their favorite programs 
interrupted multiple times an hour," Barry 

The membership drive is a unique 
time because CLU students volunteer 
their time to answer phones at KCLU. 

Please see RADIO, Page 3 

2 The Echo 


October 18, 2000 


October 18 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Play for Pay 
8:00 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


October 19 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


Kingsmen Park 

7:00 p.m. 


Physical Therapy Aide: Part-time, Flexible hours. 
Camarillo. Will Train, must be Prc-Thcrapy Program 
Applicanl or have strong interest. Fax resume lo (805) 
987-8045, no walk-ins or calls please. 

Guitar lessons: Great for beginners. Experienced 
instructor. Low Rates. Can come to you. 

Yucatan Canlina: Now Hiring: Door Hosts and 
Cocktail Servers Contact Rick (805) 495-7476 or 
(805) 777-5360 

Classified ads can be placed on the 

Calendar page for a flat rate regardless of 

word count Discount available for multiple 

issue orders. Ads are subject to editing for 

content and clarity. Call (805) 493-3865 

Love to read 


and short stories? 

CLU's Morning Glory is in search of enthusiastic 
readers for the 2001 edition. 

Your opportunity: to read and select submis- 
sions for the magazine. 

How: Pick up an application in the Humanities 
building at the English Oept., DA desk. 

Deadline application is Oct. 23. 

Any Questions, call Dr. Joan Wines 

493-3277 or 

Editor Erin Coonrod 493-2369 


this week at clu 


Preus-Brandt Forum 
8:00 p.m. 

The Need 

Student Union Buildinj 

10:00 p.m. 


October 20 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 

Kingsmen Park 
6:00 to 11:00 p.m 

Pep Rally 
Kingsmen Park 
8:00 p.m. 

Midnight Madness 


11:00 p.m. 


October 21 

Alumni Art Exhibit Reception 
Kwan Fong Gallery 
10:30 a.m. 

Homecoming Dance 

Off campus 

9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. 


October 22 

Alumni Art Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


October 2i 

"Galileo's Daughter" 
Samuelson Chapel 
10:00 a.m. 

Church Council 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Advisors 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


October 24 

Senior Pride Committee Meeting 
Student Union Building 
6:00 p.m. 

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Buy a Kingsmen Gold Card and get a discount 
at eight different restaurants in Thousand Oaks. 

Card = $10.00 

You can buy a card in the Alumni Office in the Admissions 
building or call (805)493-3170 

DiSCOUntS @ Pretzel Maker. Ameci, Round Table, P&L Burger, Fresh 
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5-a-side Soccer 

Saturday, Oct. 28 

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Sign up in the 

Student Union Building 



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October 18, 2000 


The Echo 3 

Dream meaning analyzed by speaker 

Brown Bag speaker Joan 
Concannon analyzes 
dreams and their symbolic 
meeting last Tuesday 

By Carrie Rempfer 


Joan Concannon, CLU alumna was 
the fourth Brown Bag speaker in the 
series. She discussed dreams with stu- 
dents and faculty members on Tuesday, 
Oct. 10, in the Women's Resource Center. 

"Your dreams are about your feel- 
ings," Concannon said. 

Concannon is a licensed marriage and 
family therapist. She also practices dream 
work therapy and is a member of the 
Association for the Study of Dreams. 

She first introduced herself and began 
to open up to a discussion about dreams. 
During the hour, students and faculty 
learned how dreams have symbolic mes- 

Eating disorders, anxiety and rela- 
tionship issues all can be addressed in 
dreams, according to Concannon. 

"You may not realize that something 
is bothering you. For example, if you have 
a dream about a parent's death and they 
are really alive. The death could mean the 
relationship you once had with the parent 
as a young child," Concannon said. 

According to Concannon, when peo- 
ple wake up with anxiety after a dream, it 

usually is because they feel vulnerable or 
not powerful enough to handle the problem 
they may be facing in their life. 

"Dreams usually address a problem 
you may be having in everyday life," 
Concannon said. 

Everyone has nightmares at some point 
in their life and even re-occurring night- 
mares can be overcome, according to 

Nightmares happen for different rea- 
sons. Some nightmares happen because of 
physiological reasons, such as diabetics 
who have nightmares to wake them up at 
night to eat something. Feeling afraid about 
something may also cause nightmares. 

"Instead of being frightened and run- 
ning from whatever is chasing you, stop and 
turn around and ask why it's chasing you. 
Ask what it wants. It will help you face 
your fear and overcome it," Concannon 

Most dreams that children have with 
feeling afraid is because they may feel vul- 
nerable in real life. 

"I thought it was helpful and interest- 
ing about the dreams as children," said 
Beverly Kemmerling, director of health and 
counseling services. 

Alternatives for dealing with night- 
mares are writing out the dream, thinking 
about why it happened the way it did and 
also changing the dream by using imagina- 
tion, Concannon said. 

'Tell yourself before going to bed you 
can change the dream," Concannon said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Guest speaker for the Brown Bag Series, Joan Concannon, analyzes and 
interprets dreams for CLU students. 

Concannon also said that when people 
have difficulties remembering their 
dreams, it can be because they are sleep 
deprived. People normally have four to 
seven dream periods during the night and 
each dream period becomes longer as the 
night progresses. 

"If you get eight hours of sleep a 
night, then that last hour of sleep will be 
filled with dreams and will be the dreams 

you remember," Concannon said. 

To remember your dreams, 
Concannon spoke about writing down 
your dreams right after you wake up. 

This is to help the person not only 
remember their dream but to also analyze 
the it. 

"I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot and 
confirmed a lot of suspicion," senior 
Claire Gordon said. 

CLU holds 
Dance auction 

By Katie Bashaw 


CLU's first annual Homecoming 
Dance Auction that took place on 
Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Preus-Brandt 
Forum, was full of laughs and surprises. 
This auction gave people an opportunity 
to bid to get one dance at Homecoming 
with the person of their choice, even if 
he or she wasn't their date for the 

The event was sponsored by Old 
West's Hall Council as a fundraiser for 
future events. Each member in the audi- 
ence paid 50 cents to get in and all pro- 
ceeds from admission and the bids went 
directly into the hall programming fund. 

Each person being auctioned off 
provided a short biography which 
included their age and grade, any nick- 
name they may have, the craziest thing 
they ever did, and things that they do for 
fun. They also got to pick their own 
music to walk out to and had the oppor- 
tunity to try out their best pickup line on 
the audience. 

Winning bids for the scheduled par- 
ticipants went as high as $17, for junior 
James Hoch, junior Erik Gravrock, 
sophomore Steve Rowland and sopho- 
more Bryan Frankhauser, who asked to 
be bid on as a group, but the biggest sur- 
prise came at the end of the scheduled 
bids when MC and Old West President 
Beth Montez invited any audience mem- 
bers who wanted to be auctioned off to 
come to the stage. Freshman John 
Cappelletti drew the highest bid of the 
evening at $22.50. 

Music: Napster, a favorite among college students for 
MP3s, is on the brink of being kicked off the Internet 

■ Continued from Page 1 

copies of songs. Napster, how- 
ever, appealed the decision. 

In appeals court, the 
Napster attorneys are citing a 
1980s lawsuit involving Sony 
and the motion picture industry 
that found that Sony's VCRs. 
though they could be used for 
piracy, were given protection. 

Napster could earn the 
same protection, regardless of 
piracy that may take place, if 
the company can show that the 
service has substantial legal 
uses. The judges of the ninth 
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 
finished hearing arguments on 
Oct. 2 without handing down a 

decision. They should have 
their decision ready any day. 

The possibility of Napster 
shutting down could be a huge 
disappointment to the students 
at CLU. 

Several nation-wide polls 
revealed that anywhere from 
65 to 77 percent of college stu- 
dents have used Napster to 
download files, and over 85 
percent of students have lis- 
tened to music over the 

The usage among CLU 
students seems to be no differ- 

"I think Napster should be 
allowed to continue to oper- 
ate," senior Eric Stoffregen 

said. "Lots of bands like hav- 
ing their music on Napster to 
have that kind of connection 
with their fans and it gives 
smaller bands the chance to get 
their music out. 

There are five major 
record labels controlling all 
music put out in the U.S. today, 
so if this gives unsigned artists 
a chance to get their music out, 
more power to them." 

Other students, however, 
recognize the more obvious 
reason to use Napster. 

"Why should you pay for a 
whole CD when you only like 
one song?" said Leslie Harper, 
a prospective CLU student. 

"CDs are too expensive 

anyway," junior Mike 
Herringer said. "Why should I 
pay for them when I can just 
get them for free?" 

If Napster shuts down, it 
could inconvenience all the 
students that use it at CLU, but 
now the door is open for file- 
sharing technology on the 

If the head is cut off in the 
form of Napster being banned, 
dozens of other identical pro- 
grams will grow in its place. 

"I use Napster all the 
time," Stoffregen said. "But if 
it shuts down, in all reality, I 
can just download another pro- 
gram to do the same thing." 

Radio: KCLU fall drive brings in 
money to keep the station going 
strong, and promotes CLU community 

■ Continued from Page 1 

Katie Hodgson is KCLU's volunteer coor- 
dinator and fulfills the huge task of keep- 
ing the phones manned for 10 days 

"We rely on CLU students during the 
membership drive to help us achieve our 
membership goals. It is a special time for 
the station, when KCLU really feels like a 
part of the CLU community," Hodgson 

The 10-day-marathon becomes gruel- 
ing for the four-member KCLU staff, with 
all of them usually working from at least 6 
a.m. till 8 p.m. every day. 

When asked the hardest part of the 
drive, most admit it's staying awake until 
the end. 

"It's a tough 10 days, but we make it 
every time. The KCLU membership drive 
is a team effort and without everyone on 
the team, including student volunteers, we 
couldn't make our goals," Hodgson 
said."And besides, it's a lot of fun." 

Washers: New 

facilities for CLU 

■ Continued from Page 1 

to buy it." 

Once a card has been bought, howev- 
er, it can be used over and over again. The 
value on the card will be automatically 
deducted when put into the machines. 

When it gets low, students can simply 
add more money to them at the dispensers. 
The cost of replacing all the washers and 
dryers has been estimated at $30,000, but 
Cowgill thinks that it was well worth the 

"It will be at least five, maybe even 
10 years before the machines have to be 
replaced again," Cowgill said. 

The Echo 


October 18, 2000 

Keeping you informed: Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 


"Go out and do it" was the message 
sent to senators to get the senate meeting 
started on Monday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in 
Nygreen 1. 

"Your executive cabinet is here to 
help you if you fall," senior senator 
Brianna Winters said. 

Each of the senate committees has a 
project list which ranges from Safe Rides 
to junk mail. The message was to not be 
afraid and to work hard for what you 
believe in. 

The senate committees have already 
moved forward in their project lists and 
have made some improvements. 

Students can plan on seeing more 
trash cans around campus and junior sena- 
tor Bret Rumbeck is planning to put out a 
survey to determine if the flyers in student 
mailboxes are useful. 

Another current project is the meals in 
the cafeteria. In the past there has been 
some frustration working with cafeteria 
management to make changes such as 
extended hours of the caf. 

Dean of Students Bill Rosser claims 
the new cafeteria manager is very respon- 
sible and would be willing to work with 
the students. 

"He seems much more interested than 
past managers have," Senate Director 
Sally Sagen said. 

Senior senator Inga Magi is working 
on improving the Study Abroad program. 
Magi encourages all interested students to 
stop by the Study Abroad office. 

"More student interest will help." 
Magi said. 

In other news ASCLU President 
Bryan Card reported that the signage proj- 
ect is working toward updating various 
signs around campus. 

The updates include campus maps. 

vehicular maps and pedestrian maps. 

"They look really nice," Card said. 

Card says hopefully by Oct. 27 there 
will be three new pedestrian signs and one 
new vehicular sign on campus. 

Mike Fuller also reported that the 
Building and Grounds Committee is look- 
ing into improving the residence halls and 
are now prioritizing what projects to budg- 
et for. Fuller says the committee is looking 
into life saving needs, such as new sprin- 
kler systems, and also esthetically pleasing 
needs, such as new carpet. 

"Ideally we want to do some of each," 
Fuller said. 

Rosser was sorry to report Beverly 
Kemmerling, director of health and coun- 
seling will be leaving to counsel at the 
College of the Canyons in Valencia. 

Kemmerling has been with CLU for 
nine years. 

"She's a great lady. We'll miss her," 
Rosser said. 

Keeping you informed: Programs Board 

By Susan Tockgo 


As Homecoming Week drew near, 
details about its final preparations were the 
main topic of discussion at the weekly 
Programs Board meeting held on Monday, 
Oct. 9. 

An expression used to convey the 
importance of the event, and how to prior- 
itize it, was stated succinctly by ASCLU 
Advisor Mike Fuller, who began the meet- 
ing with a devotional. 

"You need to iron your underwear," 
Fuller said. 

After the devotional. Fuller reported 
the addition of six new sets of stadium 
lights. The intramural football champi- 

onship will be under the new lights, as will 
the dance team at half-time, on Oct. 22, 
after the homecoming game at 7 p.m. 

Following Fuller, ASCLU-G 
President Bryan Card reported Grounds 
and Building Committee is working with a 
sign contracting company about CLU sig- 

By Oct. 27, four new permanent signs 
should be up — three pedestrian maps and 
one vehicular map. 

A preview of programs for 
Homecoming Week was discussed. 
Monday, a theme dinner will take place. 
Tuesday, Mad Chad Taylor, a well-known 
comedian/artist/juggler, will provide 
entertainment. Wednesday, "Play for Pay" 
will take place, which includes seven acts. 

Thursday, Coronation will take place at 8 
p.m. in the Forum along with a CLU fash- 
ion show. Friday, the Carnival and 
"Midnight Madness" will take place. 

Donations, including 20 pizzas, will 
be provided. Saturday, the Homecoming 
Dance will take place at the Tierra Rejada 
Ranch. Program Board approved making 
Homecoming tickets $65 for couples and 
$40 for singles. 

"[The] dance is fabulous. What you're 
getting is a lot more than what you're pay- 
ing for. We're trying things that have not 
been done before," Chrystal Garland said. 

Homecoming preparations will be 
completely finalized on Oct. 15. 

"This is probably the best group. . . 
Happy to service their school," Fuller said. 

Keeping you informed: RHA 

By Katie Bashaw 


RHA spent most of the meeting on 
Monday, Oct. 9, broken up into commit- 
tees to discuss upcoming events. 

Before the separation, the members 
met as a whole contingent and heard exec- 
utive reports. 

Associate Dean of Students Mike 
Fuller talked about his meeting with the 
Building and Grounds Committee. 

He explained that this is the commit- 
tee that decides what is a priority as far as 
what around CLU needs to be improved or 
added to the campus. 

He mentioned getting bedroom doors 
in Old West, painting the outside of Mount 
Clef and better card swipes for entrance to 
the residence halls as some of the 
improvements at the top of the list. 

ASCLU-G President Bryan Card also 
mentioned the Building and Grounds 

He said that they plan to work on 
improvements in one hall each summer so 
that they all stay looking nice. 

Card also gave the latest 
Homecoming update. 

'The dance will be an extravaganza... 
it offers a lot to CLU students that they 
haven't seen traditionally in the past," 
Card said. 

The dance this year will feature a din- 
ner beforehand and many other little extras 
that the Programs Board Special Events 
Committee is being very secretive about. 

After RHA Director Kim McHale 
reminded members to fill out Program 
Evaluations, guest speaker Scott Searway, 
a senior at CLU, reported on the 
Halloween plans. 

Children from the community have 
been invited to go Trick or Treating in 
Mount Clef, Pederson and Thompson halls 
on Oct. 31, between 6 and 8 p.m. 

This event is sponsored by the RAs 
and hall councils of these three halls. 

They are asking any residents who 
want to participate to purchase a three to 
five pound bag of candy to pass out. 

At 7 p.m. there will be a costume 
parade down Memorial Parkway, and in 
between Pederson and Thompson halls 
there will be a carnival with booths spon- 
sored by different clubs. 

"We're looking at things such as a 
bean bag toss and bobbing for apples," 
Searway said. 

After these reports, the members 
broke off for a period of committee work. 

At the end of this time, everyone met 
back together and committees gave their 

McHale announced that she and the 
hall presidents were meeting with Jeff 

Cowgill about different security measures 
like card swipes and what time the doors 

They will also be looking into getting 
to-go orders from the cafeteria and extend- 
ing the hours of the coffee shop. 

RHA Programmer Margaret Miller 
reported that the hall decorating for 
Homecoming must be finished by Friday 
night so that it can be judged first thing on 
Saturday morning by alumni. 

Also for Homecoming, there will be 
penny wars in the SUB between each hall. 

Copper counts towards the hall and 
silver money counts against it. 

The hall with the most pennies and 
least silver money will earn points towards 
the CLU spirit stick. 

Attendance will also be counted at 
each event to go towards points for the 
spirit stick as well, which will be awarded 
at half-time of the football game. 

The next big RHA production is 
Alcohol Awareness Week, which runs 
from Nov. 6-10. 

RHA is excited and looking forward 
to the new programs coming up, and they 
feel that the new ideas and programs that 
they have planned will be exciting and 
new to the CLU community. 

RHA meetings are held every Monday 
at 8:30 p.m. in Nygreen 1 for anyone inter- 
ested in going. 

Dr. Leah Herner 
comes to share 
experience at CLU 

By Brianne Davis 


Dr. Leah Herner 

One of the many new faces to grace 
Cal Lutheran this fall is Dr. Leah Herner. 
Herner is the new Director of Special 
Education and an Assistant Professor for 
the School of Education. 

Her educational background started at 
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
where she learned that she wanted to spe- 
cialize in higher education. She then 
became an elementary school teacher in 
general education for 10 years. During 
that time she invited many students with 
disabilities into her classroom and became 
interested in the field of special education. 

This interest led to studies in both 
Learning Disabilities and Gifted 
Education. Herner aho had the opportuni- 
ty to teach a number of classes at the uni- 
versity level and one at the community 
college level. 

Dr Herner is very enthusiastic about 
joining CLU. 

"I am most excited to talk about how 
general and special educators can work 
together to fully include children with dis- 
abilities. I hope my general and special 
education background helps me to connect 
with the teacher preparation faculty as 
well as those in special education," Hemer 
said. "I am very interested in how CLU 
prepares teachers, and hope I can add 
some relevant ideas." 

Herner had always loved California, 
and so when she was given the opportuni- 
ty to teach at CLU she took it. 

"I was immediately drawn to CLU's 
ad because I had heard about CLU from 
my local church, and professors I worked 
with had good things to say about CLU," 
Herner said. 

Herner and her dog are adjusting well 
to the Southern California climate. 

"The temperature in the Valley hasn't 
been very different from Las Vegas, but it 
does cool down at night much more," 
Herner said. 

In her spare time Herner can be 
found hiking or walking her dog. She has 
also picked up on one of CLU students' 
favorite activities — going to the beach. 

Dr. Herner has also learned many life 
lessons while living and traveling for a 
short time in Alaska. 

"I worked with and met such a vari- 
ety of people. They helped me examine 
the reasons that I teach," Herner said. 

One of Herner 's many ideas is 
best put forth in this quote by Helen 

"Character cannot be developed in 
ease and quiet. Only through experience 
of trial and suffering can the soul be 
strengthened, vision cleared, ambition 
inspired and success achieved." 

October 18,2000 


The Echo 5 

Left: Entry to get lost in the maze. 
Below: Sign at the entrance of the Maize 
Maze between Las Posas Road and 
Hueneme Road. 

Photograph by Shane Miller 

Photograph by Shane Miller 

Photograph by Shane Miller 

An Aztec gods aids the adventurers in getting out of the maze. 

Driving Directions from CLU: 

Take 101 North to Camarillo. Exit on Las 
Posas Road and make a left. Go straight and 
turn right on Hueneme Road. The Amazing 
Maize Maze is on your left. 

For more information visit: 

Get lost in the corn 

By Josie Huerta and Alison Robertson 

For the second year, a family-owned cornfield in Camarillo has been turned into a giant 
maze, using sacred Aztec traditions as the theme of the Amazing Maize Maze. 

The object of the game is to successfully find the way through the maze. The maze is actu- 
ally the picture of a quetzal bird, which is reminiscent of ancient Aztec culture. 

At the entrance of the maze, adventurers are told about the rules of the game. Teams have to 
carry a glyph (flag) along with them on their adventure. They have to look for mailboxes, with 
pieces to the maze map throughout the course. 

If they get lost along the way, adventurers can solve the "Kernels of Knowledge" crossword 
puzzle and learn interesting facts about the Aztec culture. 

"The maze is color-coded and has the shape of a big bird that changes color as you get clos- 
er to the way out," junior Melanie Clarey said. 

Each ribbon color has its own significance. The white ribbon symbolizes the areas of the 
maze where the bird's head, body and feathers are located. The pink ribbon represents the wings, 
the red ribbon represents the tailfeathers. The blue ribbon represents the inner circle, the green rep- 
resents the outer circle, the orange represents the compass points and the yellow ribbon the gold- 
en path. 

For adventurers who find themselves utterly lost, clues for the correct way out of the maze 
are available. Adventurers can turn to Tezcatlipoca, god of providence, for guidance. Through a 
"telestalk," people can say, "Oh, Tezcatlipoca... take me home!!" to get advice on how to get out 

of the maze. 

Time is not important in the adventure. What matters in this quest is whether one gets out or 
not. However, occasionally groups of friends will go and compete to see who can get out the 


"It took me 28 minutes to get out, but it took my friends one hour. Every piece of the map is 
hidden. The pieces of the map are needed to get out," Clarey said. 

This fall, the Amazing Maize Maze will feature a special moonlight maze on Oct. 19-23 and 
Oct. 26-30 from 5-10 p.m. for Halloween. 

"This Thursday will open our first moonlight maze, so bring flashlights," maze spokesper- 
son Nancy Mayerson said. 

Photograph by Shane Miller 

Adventurers prepare to enter the maze. Team group leaders 
are given colored flags to be seen inside the maze. 

Photograph by Shane Miller 

Scarecrows in the entrance of the maze greet adventurers as they enter the maze. 

6 The Echo 


October 18, 2000 

Junior takes center stage in Nevada 



Photograph courtesy of Kristine Odegard 

Above: Kirstine Odegard as Wendy and Jake Koch as Michael. 

Right: The Darling Children (clockwise); Domenic Proccaceri as John, Kirstine 

Odegard as Wendy, and Jake Koch as Michael. 

By Jackie Danaker 


CLU junior Kirstine Odegard, of Carson City, 
Nevada, had her dream come true by playing the part of 
Wendy in the musical "Peter Pan" in her hometown. 

Around 70 people showed up to the audition for the 
various roles after reading the announcement in the news- 
paper. Rehearsals were for about five weeks, and we met 
three times a week for two to three hours at a time. The 
final week with flying rehearsals and technical rehearsals 
meant being at the theater from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every 
night,"Odegard said. 

Odegard scored the role of Wendy Darling, the oldest 
child in the Darling family. Wendy was like a surrogate 
mother to her little brothers. 

The musical was very similiar to the Disney film. 
However, the main difference was the final scene in which 
Peter Pan returns to the Darling nursery several years later 
and Wendy has aged significantly. Her daughters are 
sleeping in the bed and Peter flies in to take Wendy back 
to Neverland and realizes that she cannot fly back with 
him. Wendy leaves the room and Peter cries to Jane. He 
tells Jane of Neverland and she goes back to Neverland 

with him in Wendy's place. 

The director of the musical, 
Jeffrey Scott, is well known in Carson 
City for his talent and hard work. He 
did an excellent job coordinating the 
different groups and making the show 
come together as effortless as it did 
for a cast of 65 people,'* said Odegard. 

Odegard is not involved with any 
plays on campus or any acting classes. 
However, she looks forward to audi- 
tioning in the future and hopefully 

"I definitely plan to keep auditioning for plays. It is 
an experience where you can learn a lot about people, 
make lifelong friends, and get the chance to be part of a 
team. The other actors and crew members made the expe- 
rience worthwhile. They brought so much with them and 
in turn made the show come alive," said Odegard. 

The one thing that Odegard did not like about her 
experience was missing school and her parents were not 
pleased either. However, they were very supportive of her 
plans by giving her rides to and from the airport. 

Odegard's favorite part in the play was when 
Tinkerbell saved Peter from drinking the poison that 

Photograph courtesy of Kristine Odegard 

Above: Kirstine Odegard as Wendy and Jake Koch as Michael. 
Right: The Darling Children (clockwise); Domenic Proccaceri as 
John, Kristine Odegard as Wendy, and Jake Koch as Michael. 

Captain Hook substituted for his medicine by taking it 
herself. To save Tinkerbell, Peter asks the audience to 
clap if they believe in fairies, and Tinkerbell ends up sur- 

Odegard was disappointed when the play ended. She 
did not like having to say goodbye to her cast and crew 
buddies for the next few months while she went to school 
in California. However, she feels that it is good to take 
initiative in her life by coming back to school and getting 
back into the swing of things. 

"Peter Pan was an unforgettable experience. When I 
saw the looks on the children's faces I wish that I never 
had to grow up either," Odegard said. 

CLU-TV brings students what they want 


Students and faculty join 
together to bring a variety of 
programs to student body 

By Larsen Ensberg 


CLU-Television is breaking into the 
2000 school year with an enormous array 
of practical programs that offer a wide 
range of topics essential to college life. 

'These are the types of programs that 
college students want to see," said 
Programming Manager Julia Noh. 

The televieion station was started two 
years ago by David Grannis, director of 
education technology, and senior Nick 

The television station got most of their 
programming from businesses that cater to 
college television stations and the pro- 
grams they send have a variety show 
theme. However, all of the shows focus on 
a college oriented issue. The programs 
cover areas that college students can iden- 
tify with like cooking and music. 

CLU television can be found on chan- 

nel 16 and is played at the same hours as 
the library with a satellite feed bringing in 
TV. Land in the off hours. 

"We chose TV. land because it was 
the one channel that wasn't on GTE cable. 
It was also a popular choice of the stu- 
dents,"said Arnoff. 

The television station broadcasts any- 
thing that they film on-campus. They 
cover campus activities such as the drama 
and television classes, ASCLU activities, 
plays and sporting events. 

They also have a satellite dish con- 
nected to the channel so they are able to 
access satellite conferences for professors 
and administrators. 

The station also has a billboard that 
allows students to post a message. 

"We encourage students to post a mes- 
sage and we can air it as long as it is appro- 
priate," said Aroff. 

For most students music is a large part 
of their lives and one not neglected by the 
CLU television staff. 

One of the new programs that can be 
found on CLU television is "Video 
Shuffle." "Video Shuffle" plays all the 
newest videos from Ben Harper to Fat Boy 

Another program on the way as 
described by Noh is "investigative music 
journalism with inventive new comedy." 

There is also a program for all the 
starving college students. "Half Baked" is 
a show dedicated to the plight of the poor 
starving college student. An inside look on 
dorm room cooking shows students how to 
survive when the cafeteria is closed. 

"In the Loop" is the CLU guide to pol- 
itics. This program will have complete 
political coverage for the CLU politician 
of tomorrow. 

For everyone who enjoys a good 
movie here or there, "Press Junkie" will 
give a thorough run down of motion pic- 

Basically CLU television has worked 
extremely hard to create a programming 
list that college students will enjoy. All of 
the latest sporting events like football 
games already have been a huge hit on 

Most students on campus were happy 
to hear the upcoming attractions on chan- 
nel 16. 

"It's nice to see that finally someone 
has taken into account what college age 
people want to see. I'm looking forward to 

the new shows," said senior Brad Greitus. 

Another expected favorite would be 
the "Burly Bear Episodes", which will 
include old school episodes of "Saturday 
Night Live." 

The staff at CLU television has 
worked hard to create a programming list 
that college students will enjoy. 

"We invite you to send tapes to media 
services that you think would want to be 
seen," said Director of Education 
Technology David Grannis. 

Grannis is quick to point out that the 
lab assistants do the entire playback and 
that everyone looks forward to the tapes 
being sent in and hopefully they can be 
granted some airtime. 

"CLU television offers a lot of oppor- 
tunities, but it also still has room to grow," 
said Arnoff. 

October 18, 2000 


The Echo 7 


'Ladies Man' seduces listeners 

Photograpli courtesy of Dreamworks Records 

Leon Phelps relaxes while overlooking New York 
City and drinking a cognac. 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Music is absolutely essential to the new film "The 
Ladies Man" because it sets the mood of seduction. 

The songs all have a moody flare to them. The 70s 
smashes were "Sweet Thing" from Rufus featuring Chaka 
Khan and Bobby Woman's "Lookin' For A Love." 

These two songs set the natural romantic mood for 
the film "The Ladies Man." Other hits that are on the 
soundtrack are Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," Roberta 
and Donny Hathaway 's "The Closer I Get To You" and the 
Isley Brothers' "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," which 
also set the alluring mood of the main character trying to 
wiggle his way into womens' hearts. 

The two songs that were actually made for the movie 
were "Turn Off The Lights" and "Close The Door" which 
basically summarized what the storyline of the film was 
about; Phelps trying to seduce women in any way he pos- 
sibly could. 

The soundtrack also had some old school songs such 
as "I Choose You" and "The 
Mack" which brought disco songs 
into the mix and made the collec- 
tion of songs a little more diverse. 
These songs were also a bit more 
upeat without losing the overall 
sex appeal that is key to the sound- 
track and the film. 

Since there has been so much 
publicity for "The Ladies Man" 
people can now go on the Internet 
and look up www.ladieswoman- and take a love 
machine quiz. 

This will assist fans like 
Leon did in the movie which is 
equally illustrated in the dialogue 
on the soundtrack. Many of 
Phelp's advice lines from the 
movie which aimed to help con- 
vert others into suave individuals 
add humor to the soundtrack. 

Music makes movies what 
they are and in this case it did just 
that. The seductive music adds to 
the plight of Phelps which is to 
entice ladies with his ultimately 
smooth ways. 

This soundtrack compliments 
the film incredibly well and it will 
attract a variety of listeners from 
all different music backgrounds. 


I give this CD 5 stars because it is fun music that 
gets people pumped up and eager to see the movie 
which opened on Oct. 13. 

Photographcourtesy of Dreamworks Records 

Leon Phelps smiles while working as the ladies man on his radio 
talk show. 

Alumni participate in art exhibit 

Alumni lend their 

artwork for an exhibit in the 

Kwan Fong Gallery 

By Patrick Chesney 


The California Lutheran University 
Alumni Office is sponsoring an exhibit of 
pieces of art submitted by various CLU 

"I'm really looking forward to show- 
ing some of my ... work," Brian Stethem 

Stethem graduated from CLU in 1984 
and currently teaches photography and 
design courses at the university. 

Dr. Jerald Slattum, who is assisting 
with the organization of the event, said that 
nine alumni will be displaying their works. 
These alumni are Tina Hoff, Brian 
Stethem. Janet Kennington, Paul Neuhaus, 
Steve Sandorf, Michael Adams, Penny 
Yost, Corky Gil I is and Melissa Liotta. 

While the participating graduates are 
accomplished artists, many do not come 
from typically artistic vocations. 

"These people [who are exhibiting] ... 
have different professions," Slattum said. 
"One is an architect [Neuhaus], one is an 
educator out of New York [Gillis]." 

Slattum also said that the exhibit will 
contain ceramics and photos in addition to 
oil and acrylic paintings. 

Stethem said that he is planning on 
showing six black and white photos, of 
which all will most likely be portraits. 

"They're ... fantasy/glamour pic- 
tures," Stethem said. "Like the Hollywood 
fashion photos of the early 30s and 40s." 

Stethem said that the models used in 
his pictures are friends of his. He likes to 
call the series of photos he is showing 
"The Beauty of Illusion." "They're just 
pictures of regular people that I know, but 
they are beautiful," Stethem said. 

Adams, who graduated in 1972 with 
an art degree, is also the webmaster and 
director of publications at CLU; he is plan- 
ning on exhibiting six of his paintings, 
which are made from a combination of oils 
and glazes. 

Adams said that he admires the tech- 
nique of the 17th century Dutch painter, 
Vermeer, as well as those of American 
painters Winslow Homer and Thomas 

"I really respond to the light and the 
place," said Adams. 

Many of Adams' works were done 
while traveling in Europe; he has used 
locations such as Luxembourg Garden, the 
Church of Saint Chapelle in Paris and 

Florence, Italy. 

One of Adams' paintings, called 
"Florentine Window," or simply 
"Florence" was done in an old. 
Renaissance era building that used to serve 
as a prison. 

While the painting has a special sig- 
nificance to Adams himself, he also said 
that many viewers have interpreted the 
painting in their own way, inventing a vari- 

ety of stories that deal with the importance 
of the work. 

The Alumni Art Exhibit, which will be 
displayed in the Kwan Fong Gallery of the 
Soiland Humanities Building, will begin 
on Oct. 20 and extend into the month of 

The alumni are excited to share their 
works with the current student body of 


The Echo 


October 18, 2000 

Napster too 
difficult to 
regulate use 


Up until quite recently, I would 
have sided with the majority of col- 
lege students that find no problem 
downloading MP3 music files from 
Napster or another provider. 

The more I have learned about 
the lawsuit against Napster and 
copyright infringement, the easier it 
has become to understand where the 
artists I formerly considered uptight 
and greedy are coming from. 

In 1992, an act was passed that 
allows the use of VCRs and tape 
recorders to record television 
shows, movies or songs off the radio 
for later use. This act assumes that 
recording is for private use and not 
for profit. 

Napster is a service that connects 
users' computers and allows them to 
download MP3 files from one 
another. Basically, this qualifies as 
public distribution, which is a form 
of copyright infringement, even 
though the files are downloaded at 
no cost to the user. 

I still see no problem download- 
ing songs from Napster because I 
make my CD purchasing decisions 
based on whether or not I like the 
songs on a particular CD. However, 
when 1 do download MP3s, I only 
keep them on my computer as long 
as it takes me to decide if 1 like the 
songs enough to purchase the CD. 

Once I purchase a CD or decide 
against purchasing a CD, I delete 
the files from my computer. 

When Napster is used in this 
way, I see no problem. It's the same 
as listening to the song on the radio 
or off of a friend's CD. 

On the other hand, when some- 
one downloads MP3s and creates a 
CD of their own for free, they are 
committing copyright infringement. 
Music artists do not make much 
on individual record sales, but when 
looked at overall, the profits can be 
substantial. Most people who down- 
load MP3s justify their act by saying 
that music artists are rich and don't 
need the money. 

However, some artists are not 
rich and depend on the money they 
make from record sales to pay off 
production costs for creating their 
album. Napster might serve as free 
advertising to some extent, but 
small-name artists rely more heavily 
on individual sales. 

It seems that it would be next to 
impossible to regulate the usage of 
Napster and similar services when 
nearly every home in the United 
States has a computer. However, a 
possible solution to the problem 
could be to allow artists who object 
to having their work available for 
free on the Internet the right to keep 
their songs off of Napster. 

Campus Quotes 

This week's question is, "What do you think about Homecoming at CLU?' 





' yj 

Left: "I think it's great because students who have 
graduated get to come back and watch the football game, 
see old friends and reminisce about the good of days." 

Lexi Miller 

Right: "Homecoming is an awesome week. Programs 
Board does a great job." 

Scott Mehl 

Left: "I think that the whole Homecoming week is a lot 
of fun and everyone gets into it, but I think that the dance 
this year will be lame because the music stops at 11 p.m. 
and it costs a lot to get in." 

Carly Baird 

Right: "High School." 

Julie Gerughty 


im i 


Left: "I'm really excited about all of the festivities. I'm 
especially excited about the dance and midnight mad- 
ness. I hope everyone goes to midnight madness." 

Noah Brocious 

Right: "I haven't really thought about it much." 

Andy Buben 

Left: "I'm excited to hang out with friends before the 
carnival and then head over there. The climbing wall is 
my favorite thing." 

Angela Patisaul 

Right: "I'm very impressed with the way all the 
committees are working. They're working so hard to 
make this year's Homecoming week the best one." 

Chrystal Garland 



Alison Robertson 

Carrie Rempfer 

Leah Hamilton 

Cory Hughes 

Katie Whearley 


Brooke Peterson 

Anna Lindseth 


Josie Huerta 


Christina MacDonald 


Shelby Russell 


Professor Edward Julius 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

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October 18. 2000 


The Echo 9 

CLU hosts church and state forum 

By Patrick Chesney 


A public forum on the "Separation of 
Church and State" occurred in Samuelson 
Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. 

The forum's keynote speaker was the 
Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of 
Americans United for Separation of 
Church and State. 

The forum also consisted of a 
responding panel, which included Dr. 
Joseph Everson, chair of the CLU religion 
department and moderator of the discus- 
sion; Dr. Pamela Brubaker, a CLU religion 
professor; Dr. Guy Erwin, a CLU religion 
and history professor; Dr. Jonathan L. 
Steepee, a CLU political science professor 
and Dr. John M. Suarez, a trustee of 
Americans United. 

Theodora Davitt-Cornyn, a student at 
CLU who helped in organizing the discus- 
sion, introduced Lynn, who has gained 
notoriety as a frequent debater of the lead- 
ers of the Christian Coalition, including 
Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. 

Lynn's speech included many anec- 
dotes discussing his confrontations with 
the conservative members of the Christian 
Coalition and the various discussions that 
he has had regarding the separation of 
church and state within America. 

Lynn said that for the Coalition, the 
bottom line is that the separation of church 
and state is not real and that America needs 
to free itself from the "bondage" of 
Supreme Court rulings. 

"I don't want to see a return to the 
world of the 19th century," Lynn said in 
response to Robertson's preaching. 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Dr. Joseph Everson, Dr. Pamela Brubaker, Dr. Guy Erwin, Rev. Barry Lynn 
and Dr. John Suarez answer the audience's questions at the Public Forum. 

Lynn also spent time discussing 
Proposition 38, which according to a voter 
guide published by the League of Women 
Voters, "would authorize annual tuition 
payments, or vouchers, of $4,000 or more 
per student . . . enrolled in private or reli- 
gious schools." 

According to Lynn, the religious right 
is supporting this proposition in an attempt 
to garner support for schools teaching 
Christian belief of creationism, rather than 
the theory of evolution, in science classes. 

"Creationism is a religious doctrine, 
not a scientific one," Lynn said. 

Lynn finished his speech saying that 
he hoped that the members of the panel 
would disagree with some of his points, so 
that a viable discussion could occur. The 
panelists, however, all seemed to agree, for 
the most part, with what Lynn said. 

Steepee, the first member of the panel 
to speak, listed and explained various 
Supreme Court cases which dealt with the 
issue of the separation between church and 
state, as outlined in the First Amendment. 

The next panelist, Brubaker, provided 
a Baptist's perspective on the separation. 

"For minority religions, this has been 
very important," Brubaker said. 

Brubaker also said that fundamentalist 
religions have a more strict, submissive 
role for women; she believes that if funda- 
mentalist doctrine is allowed to influence 
government, then women may find them- 
selves once again stuck into the status as 
second-class citizens. 

Suarez, who spoke next, elaborated 
upon the points that Lynn had made and 
commented upon the difference between 
the interpretation of the First Amendment 
in large cities — who support the separa- 
tion — and Southern rural areas — who are 
oftentimes opposed to it. 

Erwin, the final panelist to speak, was 

also the only one to openly criticize the 
lack of diversity of opinions in the discus- 
sion. Erwin said jokingly that the whole 
spectrum of outlooks on the issue was rep- 
resented, "from A to B." 

Erwin also said that while he opposes 
Proposition 38, he is not opposed to a 
complete absence of state funding for pri- 
vate schools with religious affiliations. 

Following the speeches by the pan- 
elists there was a 20-minute period for 
audience members to ask questions. 

While there were some listeners who 
agreed with what Lynn and the panelists 
said, there were also many who were dis- 
gruntled at the dearth of opinions repre- 
sented, as well as opposition to the speak- 
ers' views. 

"This country needs religion [to teach 
people morals]," a Catholic student said. 

"Shouldn't parents have the right to 
educate their children in accordance with 
their views?" another audience member 

Responding to questions about the 
lack of representation for supporters of 
Proposition 38, Suarez said that this dis- 
cussion was never meant to be a debate 
and that pro-Proposition 38 forces already 
had a fair share of media access, due to a 
television-advertising blitz in recent 

Lynn concluded the discussion by 
saying that while public schools may not 
be perfect, we have also decided as a com- 
munity that public education is important 
and therefore should not be abandoned in 
favor of private education. 

According to the most recent Los 
Angeles Times poll. Proposition 38 is cur- 
rently opposed by 53 percent of the voting 
population, while 37 percent are for it. 

The issue will be decided on by voters 
in the November election. 

Summer camp at Samuelson Chapel 

By Susan Tackgo 


The congregation in Samuelson 
Chapel was treated on Oct. 1 1 to a service 
celebrating camp experiences. 

The service was filled with summer- 
camp songs, an improvisational skit 
involving a "love ball" and a special mes- 
sage about how to use God's love and 
strength in times of need. 

Using a casual camp style, the wor- 
ship team lead the congregation in the 
opening song, "Pharaoh, Pharaoh, " while 
clapping hands. Following the next song, 
"Our God is an Awesome God," the wor- 
ship team led an improvisational skit 
involving an invisible 'love ball.' 

The skit's message taught the congre- 
gation to share God's love with others. 
When the skit leader shared his love ball 
with others, his invisible love ball grew in 
abundance, far beyond his ability to con- 
lain it. 

The leader realized that by responding 
to those in need with God's message of 
hope and love, he in turn received more 

"As with most camp experiences, you 
have to make changes," said Pastor Scott 
after the conclusion of the skit, as a 
response to a missing skit that appeared in 
the bulletin. 

Continuing the theme of camp experi- 
ences, junior Rachel Morris offered her 

reflection as a real camp leader, based 
upon the scripture reading of Second 
Corinthians 12:10. 

Alluding to the verse, "when I am 
weak, then am I strong," Morris admitted 
that she came upon its meaning during the 
summer as a camp counselor. 

"I had a tough summer . . . with major 
decisions to make," Morris said. 

Sharing responsibilities of taking care 
of her younger brothers because of an 
alcoholic parent while growing up, Morris 
had to rely on her own abilities. 

"I am very independent, and I don't 
like weakness," Morris said. 

Morris said that her experience at 
camp during the summer was very stress- 
ful. She spoke about her stresses from too 
many kids to look after due to a lack of 
camp leaders and her receiving bad news 
about the death of her adopted grandfather. 

"My spiritual cup was near empty," 
Morris said. 

In her moment of weakness where she 
could not rely solely on her abilities and 
her independence, Morris was inspired by 
a camp song that reminded her that when 
people are weak they need to ask God into 
their hearts and pray for strength. 

In conclusion, Morris asked the con- 
gregation to remember to rely on God's 
strength and encouragement during stress- 
ful times, especially in times when things 
get most stressful like during the weeks 
with midterms. 


Samuelson Chapel 
Wednesday, October 25, 10:10 a.m. 

Dr. Guy Erwin will be sharing 

a Reformation Message 

"Love of Christ, Truth, and Freedom" 

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Dr. Guy Erwin will be sharing the 
message during morning Chapel. 

His theme is taken from John 8: 31-36 and the CLU motto: 
"love of Christ, truth, and freedom." 

The Chapel worship will celebrate Reformation Day, the day 
in the Lutheran Church when we remember the work of Dr. 
Martin Luther, 16th century church reformer. 

We will observe the Reformation as a celebration of God's 
reforming work among all of God's people— past and present. 


The Echo 


October 18, 2000 

There is no 
place like home 


Regals, undefeated at 
home this week, win four 
matches, leaving them in 
second plac e 

By Scott Andersen 


The Regals volleyball team chal- 
lenged the Pomona-Pitzer College 
Sagehens (7-7) last Tuesday at Pomona, 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Blocking a spike, the Regals defeat Redlands in three 
games, winning their fourth consecutive SCI AC match, to 
maintain second place in conference standing. CLU is 
currently ranked fourth in the west region of NCAA Div III. 

where the Regals kept their hopes of a 
league championship alive. 

The Regals cruised through the first 
game of the match by dominating the 
Sagehens 15-3. They continued that pres- 
sure in the second game as the Regals won 
again 15-9. 

The women faltered in the third game, 
losing to Pomona 8-15, but regained their 
focus and closed out the match by winning 
the fourth game 15-12. 

Leading the way for the Regals were 
Sally Jahraus with 15 kills, 21 digs and 
three service aces, and 
Jamie Arnold who 
recorded 11 kills, 12 
digs and six assists. 
Starting setter Kari 
Whitney also added 32 
assists, 16 digs and 
five kills in the victory. 
On Friday night 
the Regals went up 
against the University 
of Redlands (2-14) at 
home for a league 

The Regals domi- 
nated play right from 
the start as they 
opened up in the first 
game by winning 15- 
4. They continued 
their precision play 
into the second game, 
winning 15-3, and fin- 
ished things off in the 
third game with a 
score of 15-8, adding 
another league victory 
to their record. 

Sally Jahraus led 
the Regals with eight 
kills, three digs and 
three service aces, 
along with Jamie 
Arnold, who had 
seven kills, three digs 
and two blocks. Kari 

Whitney totaled 29 
assists, five digs and 
four service aces in 
the win. 

The Regals now 
hold a 6-1 record in 
conference and are in 
second place behind 
the undefeated 

University of La 

On Saturday 
afternoon the Regals 
hosted non-league 
College (10-13) to a home match. 

The Regals came out nearly perfect as 
they allowed only one point in the first 
game, winning 15-1. 

In the second game the Regals main- 
tained their poise as they picked apart 
Elizabethtown's defense and won 15-4. 
The Regals left no doubt in the third game, 
winning 15-7 and ending the match. 

The entire team contributed to the win 
and were led by play from Sally Jahraus 
with eight kills and four digs, and Jamie 
Arnold with six kills and eight digs. Setter 
Kari Whitney also added 19 assists and 
two digs in the match. 

The Regals played again on Saturday 
night, hosting The Master's College (8-12) 
in a non-conference match. 

The Regals started off well in the first 
game winning 15-9, but lost their momen- 
tum in the second game, falling to the 
Mustangs 7-15. The Regals were able to 
regenerate their offense again in the third 
game winning 15-7, and managed to 
squeak by the Mustangs in game four, 16- 
14, finishing off the match. 

The Regals were led by Jamie Arnold, 
who recorded 13 kills and seven digs, and 
Sally Jahraus, who had 11 kills and 12 
digs. Kari Whitney also contributed 37 
assists and 1 1 digs. 

The win moved the Regals' record to 


Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Spiking the ball, the Regals dominate the University of 
Redlands last Friday. The Regals beat the Bulldogs in 
an undefeated three games, spanning only one hour. 

Beavers fall to Kingsmen 


Kingsmen maintain all-time 
record over Cal Tech, 
beating the Beavers 7-0 

By Tom Galante 


Despite the impending cold weather, 
the Kingsmen soccer team has not cooled 

CLU met the California Institute of 
Technology in conference play last 
Wednesday, at the Alumni Field in 
Pasadena. The Kingsmen (10-3, 7-1 
SCIAC) beat the Beavers 7-0. 

Freshman forward Havard Aschim 
scored the first goal of the game, assisted 
by freshman forward Daniel Ermolovich, 
utilizing the odd-man rush formation. 

Cal Tech scored the second goal of the 
game, the Beavers' only goal, against 

themselves 15 minutes later, when the ball 
ricocheted off the goalkeeper Cris Cornell. 
Ermolovich returned 10 minutes later, 
to score, unassisted, further increasing the 
Kingsmen lead to 3-0. It was his seventh 
goal of the season unassisted. 

With just over 1 1 seconds left in the 
first half, forward Oscar Kantoft scored on 
a 25-yard mid-field blast, topping off the 
half. Assisted by Ermolovich, it was 
Kantoft's fifteenth goal of the season, and 
48th of his career, moving him into a tie 
for third place on CLU's all-time goals list. 
"Oskar is a very good all around play- 
er and he knows how to score. He is going 
to score a lot this season because of his 
experience on the field," head coach Dan 
Kuntz said 

The Kingsmen dominated the Beavers 
no less in the second half, as junior mid- 
fielder Scott Anderson, assisted by senior 
mid-fielder Graig Sakuma, started off play 
scoring his first goal of the season off a 10- 

yard header. 

Quickly following suit, senior mid- 
fielder Jason Zazzi scored the sixth goal of 
the match five minutes later, tapping the 
ball in from two yards out. Assisted by 
Kantoft, it was Zazzi's fifth goal of the 

With five minutes left to play, junior 
mid-fielder Sven Erik Nisja scored the 
final goal of the game, his third goal of the 
season, leaving the Kingsmen with the 
final score of 7-0. 

The Kingsmen outshot the Beavers 
35-4, with Beaver goalie Chris Cornell 
amassing a total 18 saves in goal. 

"We played well today and we kept 
our focus for most of the match, which is 
something that is always stressed when we 
play Cal Tech," junior goalkeeper Joe 
Brotherton said. 

In the all-time series the Kingsmen 
lead Cal Tech 19-0 (16-0 in SCIAC). 



Azusa Pacific University 

October 14 

Men's Varsity 

California Institute of 

October 11 


Pomona-Pitzer College* 

October 14 

Varsity Soccer 

Pomona-Pitzer College* 

October 13 


Pomona-Pitzer College* 

October 10 

15-3, 15-9, 8-15, 15-12 

University of Redlands* 

October 13 
15-4, 15-3, 15-8 

Elizabethtown College (PA)' 

October 14 
15-1, 15-4, 15-7 

The Master's College* 

October 14, 7:00 p.m. 
15-9, 7-15, 15-7, 16-14 

Cross Country 

SCIAC Multi-Dual Meet* 

October 14, 9:00 a.m. 

Kingsmen 6th 
Regals 6th 

* denotes SCIAC games 

October 18, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Cougars swindle Kingsmen 

FOOTBALL: Kingsmen 
lose to Azusa in final sec- 
onds of game 

By Jeremy Schrock 


The Kingsmen fell to Azusa Pacific 
University, last Saturday, in the final min- 
utes of a non-conference game, with the 
final score of 54-5 1 . 

The game got off to a great start for the 
Kingsmen. They dominated Azusa, scoring 
27 points in the first quarter alone, in com- 
parison to the Cougars' seven. 

The first score was a 39-yard pass from 
quarterback Chris Czernek to tailback 
Dorian Stitt in the first minute and 52 sec- 
onds of the game; the field goal attempt was 
blocked by Azusa's defense. 

Quickly following up, the second score 
of the game was also from the Kingsmen, a 
three-play drive eating 19 seconds from the 
clock, ending in a nine-yard touchdown 
pass thrown by Chris Czernek to wide 
receiver Brian Woodworth. The Kingsmen 
two-point conversion resulted in a failed 
pass attempt by Czernek. 

Czernek and Woodworth came togeth- 
er once again as Woodworth pulled in a 58- 
yard pass from Czernek. Ryan Geisler's 
extra point was good, cushioning the 
Kingsmen lead to 19-0. 

Azusa's next drive ended in disaster as 

the Kingsmen shattered their hope for any 
movement of the ball whatsoever. The 
Kingsmen defense scored a safety, pushing 
the lead to 21-0. 

The Kingsmen next looked to Stitt to 
run the ball for them, breaking tackles and 
weaving his way to a 64-yard touchdown 
run, for a total of only one play totaling 26. 
However, the extra point attempt by Geisler 
was no good, resulting in a 27-0 lead. 

In the final minutes of the first quarter 
Azusa was able to rally back to a score off 
of a 76-yard pass from Azusa's quarterback 
Luke Wilson to wide receiver Caleb Willis. 

The extra point attempt by Matthew 
Ryburn was good, leaving the final score for 
the first quarter at 27-7. 

The second quarter what not as positive 
for the Kingmen as the first. Azusa scored 
on their next two possessions, the first of 
which Azuza scored off a 1 5-yard pass from 
Wilson to Kevin Carlsen, with a successful 
kick by Ryburn. 

In the second of those possessions 
Winslow met up with Willis once again for 
an 80-yard touchdown pass. The extra point 
attempt by Ryburn was blocked by the 
Kingsmen defense. This brought Azusa 
within seven points of the Kingsmen, 27- 

After the 80-yard touchdown pass by 
Azuza, the Kingsmen put together an 
impressive drive that totaled six plays and 
gained 80 yards. The drive ended in a two- 
yard run by Stitt for the score and the extra 
point attempt by Geisler was good, cushion- 

Photograph by Karl Fcdji 

Diving for the block, senior comerback Sean McGaughey stops an extra point 
attempt by the Cougars' Matthew Ryburn. Saturday's combined 105 points 
broke the 100-Menlo '96 record for most combined points. 

ing the Kingsmen lead 34-20. 

The next two Azusa possessions ended 
in two touchdowns. One touchdown came 
from a 36-yard run from tailback Shane 
Minton and ended with a blocked extra 
point attempt by Ryburn. 

The second touchdown came 
from a two-yard run from fullback 
Larry Crabtree, with a successful 
two-point conversion, leaving the 
score tied at 34-34. 

During the Kingsmen's next 
possession, Czernek found fresh- 
man wide receiver Jimmy Fox for a 
27-yard touchdown pass. This pos- 
session lasted two plays and took 23 
seconds to put the Kingsmen back 
on top with a the score of 41-34. 

At the end of the next posse- 
sion and the second quarter, Geisler 
amazed the crowd with a successful 
52-yard field goal attempt. The kick 
put the Kingsmen on top at halftime 
with a score of 44-34. 

The third quarter was a great 
defensive quarter for both teams, 
with minimal scoring. However, the 
Kingsmen allowed Jonathan Lott to 
run the ball two yards for a touch- 
down, but the Kingsmen defense 
did stop Ryburn from making the 
extra point with yet another blocked 
kick, leaving the score 44-40. 

A little more than halfway throught the 
fourth quarter, Azusa came up with another 
touchdown. A one-yard run by Larry 
Crabtree, with a successful two-point 
attempt, left the score 44-48, with the 
Cougars leading. 

The Kingsmen put together a 12 play, 
43-yard drive that took four minutes and 22 
seconds from the clock. The drive ended in 
a five-yard touchdown by Stitt and a suc- 
cessful extra point, putting the Kingsmen 
back on top. 

In the final minutes of the game Azusa 
was able to muster up a play, a 51 -yard 
drive that ended in a nine-yard pass from 
Winslow to Kevin Carlsen for the touch- 
down. This drive took all the remaining 
minutes from the clock and gave Azusa the 
win, 54-51. 

"You win some and you lose some. It 
hurts of course to lose, but we have to keep 
focused on what's ahead. We are getting 
ready to play four straight conference 
games, we have to work out the kinks on 
both sides of the ball, and win the next four 
games," junior quarterback Chris Czernek 


This non-conference game leaves the 
Kingsmen with an overall record of 2-3 
and 0-1 in SCI AC competition. 

Photograph b> Karl Fcdji 

Driving with the ball, senior tailback 
Dorian Stitt breaks a tackle during 
Saturday's game against the Cougars. 

Chris Czernek 






Newbury Park '97 

last week 

Throwing for a total of 
212 yards, with 12 com- 
pleted passes out of a 
total of 27 attempts, 

athlete of the week 

Czernek contributed four 
touchdowns to the 
Kingsmen effort last 
Saturday against Azusa 
Pacific University. 

Presently ranked ninth 
in the nation, and first in 
the SCIAC, for total 
offense, with a total of 
1336 offensive yards, 
1329 of those yards 
passing, for which 
Czernek is ranked first in 
the SCIAC. Also, second 
in passing efficiency in 
the SCIAC, Czernek is 

Chris Czernek 

CLU's career list for 
passing yardage, with 

presently ranked sixth of 3088 y ards ' 



University of La Verne* 
October 21, 1:00 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 

Occidental College* 

October 18, 7:00 p.m. 

Whittier College* 

October 21, 11:00 a.m. 

Concordia College 

October 22, 3:30 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer 

Occidental College* 

October 18, 5:00 p.m. 

Whittier College* 

October 21, 1:00 p.m. 

University of La Verne* 

October 24, 4:00 p.m. 


Whittier College* 

October 20, 7:30 p.m. 

University of La Verne* 
October 21, 7:30 p.m. 

California Institute of 

October 24, 7:30 p.m. 

* denotes SCIAC games 


The Echo 


October 18, 2000 

Cross Country runs in SCIAC 

From Staff Reports 

Competing in the first SCIAC meet of 
the year, the Kingsmen and Regals' cross 
country teams both showed full team 
berths last Friday at la Mirada Park, during 
the SCIAC Multi-Dual meet. 

The Regals came in sixth place out of 
seven teams. 

Senior Lisa Pierce led the Regals, 
coming in seventh place out of 99 runners, 
with a time of 20:01.60 on the 3.1 mile 
course, a personal record for this season. 

Pierce was followed by junior Chelsea 
Christensen in 19th place, with a time of 
20:46.60; freshman Amand Klever in 35th 
place, with a time of 21:43.90; sophomore 
Katie Bashaw in 50th place, with a time of 

22:51.80; and rounding out team competi- 
tion was sophomore Christin Newby in 
56th place, with a time of 23:37.60. 

"All the times have been improving 
and we continue to work hard this season 
on our consistency. It has been a good sea- 
son, and I have enjoyed the hard work that 
everyone has put forth," senior Lisa Pierce 

Finishing in first place for the 
women's team competition was 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, with 
their top five runners placing first, fifth, 
ninth, 11th, and 12th. Coming in second 
was Occidental College and third was the 
University of Redlands. 

Eligible for team competition for only 
the second time this year, the Kingsmen 

cross-country team came in sixth place out 
of eight teams. 

Leading the Kingsmen was sopho- 
more Tom Ham, with a time of 29:43.60 
on the five mile course, who came in 31st 
place out of 76 runners. 

Following closely behind was fresh- 
men Tim Huck in 33rd place, with a time 

Next was freshmen Josh Kramer in 
48th place, with a time of 231:49.40 and 
junior David Schaffer, with a time of 
31:49.70, a personal record, as his times 
have been improving all season. Senior 
Karl Stutelburg came in 53rd, with a time 

The Kingsmen team, with only five 
runners total, has frequently been ineligi- 

ble for team competition, as all five run- 
ners must compete. 

Stutelburg has been battling a knee 
injuries since the beginning of the summer, 
and general illness and injury have 
plagued the small team all season 

"We only have five runners so that is 
a lot to ask for out of them, but we held our 
own and continue to improve each meet," 
Coach Ken Roupe said. 

Although just recording team compe- 
tition at this meet, the SCIAC 
Championship meet will allow runners to 
compete individually as well. 

The Kingsmen and Regal teams have 
a week off to rest, recuperate, and prepare 
for the SCIAC Championship on Oct. 28, 
held in Prado Park. 

Undefeated Regals 
shut out Sagehens 


Regals remain in first 
place, defeating Pomona 

By Katie Bashaw 


Regals soccer maintained its 
dominance over the Southern 
California Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference and two players moved 
up in the record books in a 4-0 win 
over the Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 
Sagehens on Friday, Oct. 13. 

Freshman midfielder Lauren 
Huckleberry stole the ball from a 
Pomona's defensive player eight 
yards from the goal and scored less 
than 12 minutes into the match to get 
CLU off on the right foot. 

A few minutes later, senior mid- 
fielder Betsy Fisch added another 
goal to the Regals' lead. Tapping in 
the ball from two yards out, off 

assists from sophomore forward Alix 
Rucinski and senior forward Alia 
Khan, Fisch's goal brought the score 
up to 2-0. 

Fisch jumped into the top ten on 
CLU's all-time goals -scored list after 
last Saturday's game against the 
University of Redlands, and with 
Friday's team-leading 11th goal of 
the season, she moved up to eighth on 
CLU's all-time goal-scored list, with 
a total of 28 goals, tied with Khan. 

Junior defensive player Holly 
Martin contributed the Regals' third 
goal of the game, with ten minutes 
left to play in the first half. Martin 
scored off an assist from Khan and 
freshman forward Ciera Diaz, three 
yards out after a scramble in front of 
the goal. 

With two assists in Friday's 
game, Khan now has 68 points in her 
CLU career, placing her eighth on the 
list of Regals all-time points. 

Freshman goalie Pamela Clark 
played the first half with relatively 

little activity coming her way, as the 
Regals' defense held Pomona off 
without even one shot in the first 45 
minutes of play. 

In the second half, the Sagehens 
managed three shots on junior goalie 
Tiffany Kayama. Kayama, with the 
saves, contributed to the ultimate 

Junior forward Leilani Green 
scored with fifteen minutes left in the 
second half, contributing the fourth 
and final goal of the game, scoring 
off a 25-yard blast from left field. 
Freshman midfielder Deanna Dean 
had the assist. 

The Regals, 13-2 overall, are 
now 8-0 in SCIAC play, as they 
remain the only undefeated team in 
the conference, securely in first place. 

The University of Redlands 
Bulldogs are in second place with a 
5-2 record, third place is occupied by 
Pomona-Pitzer and the University of 
LaVeme, each with a 4-3 record. 





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60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

October 25, 2000 

Alumni Art exhibit 
shows a diversity 
of expressions and 

See story on page 5 

Brown bag 
speaker: The 
story of one 
Native American 

Brown Bag speaker 
Ernestine Ygnacio-DeSoto 
tells story of the Chumash 
tribe and her battle 

By Cory Hughes 


On Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Women's 
Resource Center, Chumash oral historian 
Ernestine Ygnacio-DeSoto spoke about 
the rarity of being a dying breed. 

The Chumash tribe populated the 
Pacific coast area from Santa Barbara to 
Santa Cruz, including the Channel 
Islands, over 10,000 years ago. 

DeSoto explained thai there are no 
purebread Chumash left, and that even she 
is only one-fourth Chumash. 

DeSoto is also a full-time nurse at St. 
Francis Hospital. 

DeSoto spoke about about the history 
of the Chumash people. She said that 
about 200 years ago, the Chumash popula- 
tion had about 15,000 people. This was 
about the time that the annihilation began. 
Ships were sent in, carrying Padres to set 
up missions. When they landed, it signi- 
fied the beginning of the end, according to 

The Chumash invited them in with 
open arms, only to be taken over by the 
Padres. The Chumash population 
decreased to 5,000 during this time. 

A lot of Chumash land was stolen 
from them over the years and some of it 
was sold. The last of the land was sold in 
1950. It was 1,500 acres, and was worth 
around $20 million, but was sold for much 

Over the years in which the Chumash 
were being taken over, they still stayed 
strong in their practices of dancing and 
speaking their native tongue, and in their 
way of life. Many parables are told in 
Chumash heritage. DeSoto told a summa- 
rized version of the Honeybear parable 
about a young boy who has a baby bear 
for a pet. As the bear grows older it begins 
wanting to bite other people. So the boy 
feeds the bear sugar and honey to calm 
him. The Chumash of today still hold fast 
to these practices. 

The Chumash women are very strong, 
and they are the mainstay today. They 
would die for their children, and fight to 
keep their family together. 

"If Martians were to come down and 
annihilate all people except for the chil- 
dren, and then took the children and made 
them speak the Martian language, the kids 
would lose their identity," DeSoto said. 
"This is basically what happened to the 

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detection and cure 

See story on page 6 

Kingsmen defeated 
by La Verne 
Leopards in 
Homecoming game 

See story on page 10 

Homecoming 2000 

"Under the Big Top" 
Homecoming theme is a 
success for students 

By Brooke Peterson 


Jugglers, comedians, acts and fashion 
shows marked this year's Homecoming 

The ASCLU Programs Board worked 
hard to make this year's Homecoming 
Week spectacular for students and alumni. 

The whole CLU community joined in 
the fun and, as usual, the carnival and 
dance were the big hits of the week. 

Events started off with the 
Homecoming Dinner sponsored by 
ASCLU-G, which converted the cafeteria 
into a makeshift funhouse, with tables 
decorated with games and goodies. 

The week continued with Mad Chad 
Taylor, comedian and juggler, who kept 
the audience entertained with his daring 
chainsaw juggling act. 

Play for Pay followed on Wednesday 
and three groups from the competition 
were awarded cash prizes. 

Thursday was a night of magic and 
glamour as the King and Queen were 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

CLU students enjoy a night of festivities and entertainment in the Pavilion 
during Homecoming Week. 

crowned. The week was concluded with the 

Friday was the annual carnival, annual Homecoming Dance which was 
which included a ferris wheel, games and held at Tierra Rejada on Saturday night. 

food booths. Please see STORIES, Page 2-3 

Kemmerling says good-bye to CLU 

By Patrick Chesney 


Nurse Beverly Kemmerling, CLU's 
Director of Health and Counseling 
Services, will be leaving this school on 
Nov. 29 after 8 1/2 years to assume the 
position of Director of Student Health and 
Wellness at the College of the Canyons in 

"Change sometimes is good, just for 
its own sake," Kemmerling said. 

During her time at CLU. 
Kemmerling has been responsible for an 
array of duties, such as earthquake pre- 
paredness, accident prevention, sports 
medicine and health education. 
Kemmerling has enjoyed her job at CLU. 

"There's enough variety to keep any- 




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Kemmerling teaches safe sex at CLU. 

one interested," Kemmerling said. 

One of Kemmerling's most memo- 
rable experiences at CLU occurred when 
she first arrived at the school in May 
1992. She was glad to come to a college 
where students are enthusiastic about 
their faith. 

"I walked into the Health Center for 
the first time . . . and seeing [a sign that 
said] 'God bless you, graduates' just 
brought a smile to my face," Kemmerling 

Kemmerling's main goal throughout 
her employment at CLU has been 
"expanding services to students." These 
services include employing a dermatolo- 
gist and being at the Health Center 40 
hours per week. 

While Kemmerling has accomplished 
much during her time at CLU, there are a 
few things she would like to see occur 
soon after she has left. 

"I'd still like the University to hire a 
health educator," Kemmerling said. 

Kemmerling would also like to see 
the school hire a psychologist to give aid 
to students directly, and to help the coun- 
selors with their jobs as well. 

Prior to coming to CLU, Kemmerling 
worked at a myriad of places, including a 
World War II veterans hospital in 
Minnesota and extending her services to 
Ventura County firefighters and other 
county employees. 

Photograph from Echo Archives 

Beverly Kemmerling, Director of 
Health and Counseling Services. 

Kemmerling has said, however, that 
she really enjoys working with college 
students, and that this age group is what 
she would like to focus on for the remain- 
der of her career in medicine. 

Kemmerling described her goal as 
Director of Health and Counseling 
Services for CLU as, "quietly making a 
difference." Therefore, while her position 
is prominent enough to warrant a signifi- 
cant amount of attention to her leaving, 
Kemmerling would rather depart without 
a significant amount of fanfare. 

Kemmerling has had a good experi- 
ence at CLU, and she will be leaving with 
good memories. 

"I have a lot of positive memories of 
people," Kemmerling said. 

2 The Echo 


October 25, 2000 

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By Larsen Ensberg 


For many students at California 
Lutheran University, Homecoming week 
is one of the most anticipated and enjoy- 
able times, despite being held close to 
midterms. This year does not seem to be 
any different. 

ASCLU-G grabbed the reins and 
kicked off the week's worth of 
Homecoming-themed events with a spe- 
cial Homecoming dinner on Monday, Oct. 
16, in the cafeteria. 

Those who attended were pleasantly 
surprised to see the cafeteria decorated 
from top to bottom and table to table. 

More importantly, for most of the stu- 
dents who have an untamable sweet tooth, 
the tables were covered with animal crack- 
ers, cookies and lollypops. 

"It's nice to see that the ASCLU-G 
took the time to mix it up a little bit in the 
cafeteria. It usually looks a lot less festive. 
It was cool," senior Nick Planich said. 

This dinner was the first of a week- 
long string of events leading up to the 
Homecoming dance and football game. 

''It's gonna be a fun week. 
Homecoming is a great time, everyone is 
looking forward to how much fun it will 
be. It gives us something to look forward 
to following midterms," senior Chris 
Goodenough said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Mad Chad Taylor shows off his expertise by juggling three bats and a ball. 

Q&Ad. Ifiyhn 

By Brooke Peterson 


Mad Chad Taylor performed his array 
of awe-inspiring and daring juggling acts 
on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. in the 

Introduced as "that cool dude who's 
going to perform some cool stunts," Taylor 
joked and juggled whatever the audience 
asked him to juggle. 

"He juggled anything we asked him 
to. It was amazing that he juggled a chair, 
bowling ball and egg," sophomore Clint 
Mcintosh said. 

Taylor joked with CLU students about 
the stereotypes of Los Angeles and he 
started the night off by juggling a pager, 
phone and skateboard. 

Taylor started juggling at the age of 
13 in Venice Beach. He found that he 
could make more money juggling in a day 
than he could from his allowance in a 

Students from CLU enjoyed the diffi- 
culty and jest of Taylor's tricks. 

'It was an entertaining way to start off 
Homecoming week," sophomore Adam 
Gonzalez said. 

The most daring and dangerous trick 
that Taylor did came at the end of the night 
when he juggled three chainsaws on top of 
a barrel and a skateboard. 

"It's amazing how many people want 
to watch you do something stupid," Taylor 

CLU students were impressed by the 
vast array of talent that Taylor showed 
throughout the night. 

"I thought juggling the chainsaws was 
an excellent trick. I was very impressed," 
junior Trisha Froyum said. 

Mad Chad Taylor will be appearing 
on The David Letterman show on Nov. 10, 
and he also has his own Web site at 

Taylor ended the evening by thanking 
Programs Board for inviting him, and 
thanking CLU students for coming to 
watch him. 

"Thank you for the challenge, I appre- 
ciate it," Taylor said. 

Photograph by Chris Schmillhenner 

Junior Aaron Zieske woos the crowd with his version of "On Bended Knee." 


By Brianne Davis 


Many students gathered in the cold 
and rain on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. 
to see the annual Play 4 Pay competition 
sponsored by the ASCLU-G Programs 
Board Pep Athletic Committee. 

Sophomore Katie Bashaw was in 
charge of the show, but she had many oth- 
ers who helped her make it a success. 

"It went very well. I am extremely 
grateful for the last minute add-ons. 
Surprises are always good," Bashaw said. 

The emcees for the evening were JJ 
Grey and James Hoch. They kept the audi- 
ence entertained with cheezy pick-up lines 
and jokes. 

There were eight acts all together and 
they were all well done. 

"It's neat how different students come 
together and are not afraid to perform in 
front of the school," sophomore Laura 
Stone said. 

The night started with some music by 
senior Toby Maidl which included a 
favorite by the crowd, "The Dry Campus 
Blues," written by Maidl. Junior Brett 
Rumbeck added some music to the night 

with a guitar medley and junior Aaron 
Zieske and sophomore Jason Claros 
wowed the ladies with their duet version 
of "On Bended Knee." 

Senior Eric Kallman surprised the 
audience with a bit of Ray Charles on the 
piano, and another audience favorite, a 
song by Dave Matthews, was performed 
by sophomore Charlie Duarte and Jake 

"They were both very involved and it 
showed," sophomore Dana Shaw said. 

Although it was a fun event the prize 
was cold hard cash and all contestants 
wanted to win. 

Third Place was won by senior Brian 
Dominguez who performed "Hey, Hey, 
What Can I Say," and took home a prize of 
$25. Second Place was won by the band. 
Ensomna, who performed "Angels 
Wings," and took home a prize of $50, and 
the coveted first prize was won by sopho- 
more Joe Griffin with his original rap 
"Stress," and he took home the grand prize 
of $75. 

"I wrote it because I have a lot of 
stress and this song relates those feelings 
to everyone else that feels stress," Griffin 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Junior Kelly Scott volunteers to help Mad Chad prove that his knife really is 
sharp by putting a carrot in her mouth. 

October 25, 2000 


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By Brianne Davis 


Seniors Bennett Maclntyre and Sara 
Treanor were crowned King and Queen at 
the 2000 Homecoming Coronation 
Ceremony held on Thursday, Oct. 19, in 
the Preus-Brandt Forum. 

The crowd of students and alumni 
alike were entertained by music from sen- 
ior Tyler Robinson and a wonderful rendi- 
tion of "Kiss the Girl" by the Kingsmen 
Quartet to start out the evening. 

Emcees Michael Zurek and Malika 
Rice kept the commentary going through- 
out the evening with mini-life stories 
about the 2000 Homecoming Court. 

An inspirational speech by 1998 
Homecoming King Lawrence Rodriguez 
was the moving introduction to the 
Homecoming Court. Each couple of the 
court walked down the lighted red carpet 
onto a beautifully decorated stage. 

"It looked incredible. It was very 
exciting to see such a diverse group of 
people up there," sophomore Sally Sagen 

The Coronation was sponsored by the 
ASCLU-G Programs Board. The commit- 
tee was headed up by senior Kris Natale, 
sophomore Hallie Pearson, junior Jessica 
Rose and freshman Jessica Magro. 

"We put a lot of effort into coronation 
and I think that it came off well to the 
audience," Rose said. 

"It was very well put together and 
entertaining," junior Melanie Clarey said. 

This year's freshman court consisted 
of Sarah Chambers, Will Howard, Cory 
Hughes, Lissa Merrill, Katie Walters and 
Patrick Wiley. 

The sophomore court consisted of 
Amanda Frazier, Mark Glesne, Becky 
Krause, Scott Mehl, Jeremy Nausin and 
Hallie Pearson. 

The junior court consisted of Matt 
Bock, Chrystal Garland, Leilani Green, 
Dave Rugierrio, Hilary Sieker and Glenn 

The senior court consisted of Tyson 
Baud, Cindy Ham, Luke Jacobson, 
Meghan Johnston, Inga Magi and Tyler 

The King and Queen for the 
Homecoming 2000 were crowned by 1999 
Homecoming Queen Irene Tyrell and 1998 
Homecoming King Lawrence Rodriguez. 

After the King and Queen's crowning, 
the two were serenaded by the Kingsmen 
Quartet and the Women's Quartet with 
"The Sweetheart Song" by Robert 
Zimmerman and Elmer Ramsey. 

The evening ended with a singing of 
CLU's Alma Mater. 

H^f^C€^t^hl U*4*C£> 

By Brianne Davis 


The Homecoming Dance 2000 was 
held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at 
Tierra Rejada. 

It was an occasion for students to get 
out of their school attire, dress up and 
dance the night away. 

"It was really nice to have a dance 
outside. Being outside, under the trees, 
created a good atmosphere, and it stayed 
cooler," junior Jessica Rose said. 

The dance, however, had a couple of 
things that some students did not appreci- 

"You had to park about a mile away 
from where you were suppose to be danc- 
ing and walk in the dirt," senior Angel 
Holquin said. 

Another aspect that frustrated some 
students was where the pictures for this 
dance were located. Not all students were 
informed that pictures would be taken in 
the SUB. 

"Most of us wanted to take pictures to 
remember this dance but they were in the 
SUB and we were not told," senior Megan 
Conrad said. 

Dinner was served, catered by 
Woodranch, and then students were able to 
hit the dance floor. 

'The music was all right. Most songs 
we had never heard before. Around the 
dance floor was dirt so a lot of people's 

shoes got ruined," Conrad said. 

Along with the Homecoming dance 
there was a hay ride, a monster maze and 
a variety of booths which were all open to 
the public. Since this was open to the pub- 
lic, students had to deal with little kids 
running around the dance floor. 

"A lot of people were unhappy with 
this because students paid a lot of money 
to enjoy themselves and not have kids run- 
ning around," Holquin said. 

Students felt that they should have 
been more informed of clothes that could 
have been worn because many students 
ended up going home and changing 
because they did not want to ruin their 
dresses and suits. 

"It was fun, nonetheless, because you 
were spending time with other people, but 
some of us felt a little overdressed," junior 
Sarah Cumins said. 

Many students were disappointed 
with the outcome of the dance and it was 
not what most students expected. 

"People were very unhappy. Last 
year's [dance] was much better and people 
enjoyed themselves more because all CLU 
students were invited and it was not open 
to the public," Holquin said. 

The dance, however, was a chance for 
students to enjoy themselves. 

"We tried to make the best of it and 
dance the night away, enjoying the excite- 
ment of the rustic atmosphere," Cumins 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

1998 Homecoming King Lawrence Rodriguez introduces the Royal Court . 

By Brianne Davis 


Screeches of happiness, combined 
with sugar-coated smiles, were on the 
faces of young and old on Friday, Oct. 20, 
in Kingsmen Park. 

The annual CLU Homecoming carni- 
val was held from 6-11 p.m. and was spon- 
sored by the ASCLU-G and Programs 

The carnival was a huge event on 
campus. There was a Ferris Wheel, a 
Zipper ride, a laser target shootout, a 
jumping castle train, two game booths, a 
juggling clown on stilts, a D.J. and a chur- 
ro and candy apple stand brought to CLU 
by the James Production Event company 
and offered at no charge to the CLU com- 

There was also cotton candy and pop- 
corn for free at a stand run by Programs 
Board. Many of the clubs on campus also 
got in on the action and sponsored booths 
for their causes. 

The CLU Pep Rally also took place 
during the carnival. 

The Spirit Team revved up the crowd 
with a CLU cheer while the crowd 
swarmed around the stage. Head Coach 
Scott Squires spoke out to the crowd on 
the importance of supporting the team. 

Juniors Mike McErland and Chris 
Czemek and seniors Dorian Stitt and Sean 
McGaughney gave speeches for their 

"It was great to see so much enthusi- 
asm from the players," sophomore 
Rebekkah Hildebrand said. 

The whole community showed up for 
the event. In the lines for the Ferris Wheel 
and the cotton candy there were whole 
families talking and laughing together. 

"CLU is the best school around 
because of all the support from the com- 
munity and the organizations on campus," 
freshman Kesse Blundell said. 

CLU Alumni were also present at the 

"I love being here as an alumna 
because I get to see all my friends from 
when I went to school here and then I get 
to see all the students I live with now too. 
It is very special and unique to CLU," 
alumna and faculty member Gail Strickler 

The Special Events committee was in 
charge of the carnival this year, which 
included Kobi Colyar, April Vodden, 
Leilani Green, Jonea Boysen and Joannie 

"We had a really good turnout this 
year. It went really well and the communi- 
ty was very involved," Colyar said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Students play a game of musical chairs with basketballs for Midnight Madness. 

4 The Echo 

this week at clu 

October 25, 2000 


October 25 

"lion King" Ticket Sale 
Student Union Building 
8:00 a.m. 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


October 26 

Vie Need 

Student Union Building 

10:00 p.m. 

Preus-Brandt Forum 
8:00 p.m. 


Physical Therapy Aide: Part-time, Flexible hours. 
Camarillo. Will Train, must be Pre-Therapy Program 
Applicant or have strong interest. Fax resume to (805) 
987-8045. no walk-ins or calls please. 

Guitar Lessons: Great for beginners. Experienced 
instructor. Low Rales. Can come to you. 

Yucatan Cantina: Now Hiring: Door Hosts and 
Cocktail Servers. Contact Rick (805) 495-7476 or 
(805) 777-5366 

Classified ads can be placed on the 

Calendar page for a flat rate regardless of 

word count. Discount available for multiple 

issue orders. Ads are subject to editing for 

content and clarity. Call (805) 493-3865 

While you focus on your 

I'll stay focused on you 

friday _ 

October 2/ 

Founders Day Convocation 
"Dimensions of Diversity" 
Samuelson Chapel 
10:00 a.m. 

Residence Hall Dedication 
Campus Apartments 
4:30 p.m. 

Founders Day Concert 
Samuelson Chapel 
8:00 p.m. 


October 2o 

Preus-Brandt Forum 
8:00 p.m. 


October 29 

Daylight Savings 
Set your clocks back 

AIDS Walk 

Student Union Building 

11:30 a.m. 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


October 30 

Church Council 
Samuelson Chapel 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Association 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


October 3j 

"Women's Issues and Voting' 
Women's Resource Center 
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

Happy Halloween 

Grief and Loss 
Student Support Center 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6-7 p.m. 

Six weeks 
in the Health and Counseling 

For more Information call Monica at (805) 493-3225 

Meet the ISS Team 

Including its newest members 

In the Nelson Room 

Tuesday. Oct. 24 

3-4 p.m. 

Refreshments will be served 

7,000 young people aged 
10-24 are infected with HIV 
every day... that's five 
young people a minute!!! 


Join CIATs AIDS Walk for Life 
Sunday, Oct. 29 

Meet in front of the SUB at 11:30 a.m. 
Call Natalie at (805) 241-2242 with ?s 



5-a-side Soccer Tournament 
Saturday, Oct. 28 

Come volunteer 
and join the fun! 

Sign up in the 
Student Union Building 

Trick orTreat 

When: Tuesday, Oct 31 
6-7:30 p.m. 

Who. CLU students and 

neighboring communities 

What Mt. Clef, Pederson, and Thompson 
are hosting trick-or treating in halls 
for our neighboring community. 

What will happen, a costume parade, a carnival, 
pictures, and trick-or-treating. 

If anyone is mtresled in helping oui or just attending, you can contact Scott Searway 
(805)493-3706. Meagan Ranger (805)493-3614. or Kim Hesse (805)493-3672 



since 1992 


Do you like to drive 

Want to make 
some extra ca$h??? 

Come by the Echo office to find out more 
about the Circulation Manager Position! 

The Echo office is located in the Pioneer 
House. Call us at (SOS) 493-34*5 

5 The Echo 


October 25, 2000 


Green Day finds a new sound 

By Jackie Dannaker 



For all of those Green Day fans, the 
band has come out with a new CD 
"Warning." This CD differs from their 
past CD "Dookie" because with 
"Warning" they turn their song-writing 
ability inward and focus on a completely 
new theme - being rebels. 

"When the band was questioned about 
their newest CD, "Warning," they com- 
mented, "Rules are made to be broken and 
laws are meant to be broken and that is the 
theme of our CD." 

Billie Joe Armstrong, songwriter, 
singer and guitarist for the band, got his 
inspiration for the CD from Bruce 
Springstein's "The River" and Bob 
Dylan's "Bring it All Back Home." 

"There's definitely some change going 
on. I think we would get bored if we put 
out another "Dookie,""Insominac"or 
"Kerplunk" CD. We made those CDs so 
we want to do something else now. It's like 
we really wanted to get into more song- 
writing oriented stuff. And I think, yeah, 
we consciously did try to change a little bit 
in "Warning," but in a way I think that is 
cpol." Armstrong said. 

One of the songs, "Church on 
Sunday," is a cool tune which features 
Tom Petty and explores the sticky issue of 
compromise in relationships. Lyrics like 
"Tommorrow is too late" are implemented 
to show how he is ready to face today's 

In ,the song "Minority," Armstrong 
wants to be a minority rather than part of 
the moral majority with a beat all of his 

An unusually titled song, "Macy's 
Day Parade," has lyrics such as "Today's 
the Macy's Day Parade, the night of the 
living dead is on its way." This song uses 
very dramatic words to explain an event 
like a parade. I like the unique twists and 
curves of this CD. 

Another song called "Fashion 
Victim"is an upbeat mix that focuses on 
how people are so focused on what they 
wear, what people think of them and how 
expensive things are that they lose them- 

A mellow song with a melancholy 
sound is "Misery," which has lyrics such 
as "He's gonna get high when he's low the 
fire burns from better days and she 
screams why." These lyrics provide an 
accurate view of how misery overcomes 

However, as good as the lyrics and the 
themes of these songs are, the listener is 
unaware if Green Day has abandoned its 
unique style to become similar to bands 
like Blink 182. 

"We're gonna be around for a long 
time, and we've been around for a long 
time. We're gonna keep growing as a band, 
and as artists and musicians and as 
humans; we're gonna surprise a lot of peo- 
ple," drummer Tre Cool said. 

They did surprise a lot of people 
because when they were played on the 

Photograph courtesy of Reprise Records 

The band members of Green Day posing for their new album, "Warning. " 


radio, no one could tell that these new 
songs were by them. Green Day definite- 
ly has a knack for coming up with new and 
distinct sounds. If you are a fan of Green 
Day, be prepared for a new sound. 

I give this CD two stars. At least 
Green Day tried something different. 

A student's view of alumni art 

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Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

An acrylic on canvas from Penny Jeannette Yost's "Childhood Series." 

By Susan Tockgo 


Photography, oil and acrylic paintings, 
mixed-medium art and ceramics are cur- 
rently on display in the Kwan Fong 
Gallery. The display started on Oct. 20 and 
will continue through the month of 

'This exhibit speaks of diversity. You 
can draw on a theme that alumni are still 
creating," said John Nichols, director of 

the John Nichols Gallery and hired by 
CLU to display the art works. 

These art works reflect the talents of 
Brian Stethem, Penny Jeannette Yost, 
Michael Adams, Corky Gillis, Melissa 
Liotta, Tina Hoff, Janet Kennington, Paul 
Neuhaus, and Steve Sandorf. 

"Art is a way to investigate reality and 
out of that should come ideas," said Dr. 
Slattum, a profesor of art history at CLU. 

Slattum feels that the alumni are 
"holding onto their personal vision," since 

their art works reflect a means of expres- 
sion rather than impression. 

"Impression speaks of how you see 
the world; expression speaks of how you 
feel about it,"Slattum said. 

Acrylic paintings on canvas by Penny 
Jeannette Yost shed light to painful child- 
hood images and are entitled 
"Childhood Series". This series 
consists of three works painted in 
vivid primary colors showing a 
little girl in activity. Reminiscent 
of Van Gogh's bold brush strokes, 
Yost's strokes suggest an emo- 
tional turbulence underneath a 
surface of tranquility. 

In "Harlequin," Yost contin- 
ues a theme of childhood. A 
Picasso-like rendering of a harle- 
quin stands boldly against the 
wall, with touches of green 
implemented that bring the view- 
er to a sad introspection. 

Brian Stethem's photograph- 
ic work, "Untitled," uses female 
nudity to speak of fantasy and 

"Nudes provide never-end- 
ing subject matter," Nichols said. 

The most interesting work 
reflects an image of a topless 
woman emerging from a bird's 
nest, behind her is a barbed wire 

fence. An observer may be jarred by how 
the contradictory images are mixed togeth- 
er, but Slattum adds his insight in how to 
view abstract art. 

"To abstract means to take out of real- 
ity in bits and pieces for clarity, and to look 
at," Slattum said. 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Oil on canvas entitled "Saint Chapelle" by 
Michael L. Adams. 

The Echo 


October 25, 2000 

Fighting breast cancer 

This October marks the 16th annual observance of 
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The awareness was 
declared in 1985 as a week-long program and was recog- 
nized by a presidential proclamation in 1996. 

The month- long awareness was created to make peo- 
ple aware of breast cancer issues and to encourage women 
to commit to early detection of the disease. 

According to the American Cancer Society, women 

have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. A 

20-year-old has a 1 in 2, 500 chance of developing breast 

cancer by age 30. The risks increase as a woman's age 

increases and if other risk factors apply. 

Approximately 182,800 women in the United States alone will be diagnosed with 

breast cancer this year and 40,800 women will die from the disease, according to ACS 


When women are diagnosed with breast cancer at its earliest stages, chances that 
they will survive for more than five years is 97 percent, according to the ACS. 

Some risk factors for breast cancer include: being a woman, having personal or fam- 
ily history of the disease, starting menstrual periods early in life or going through 
menopause late, recent use of birth control pills or hormones and consuming two or more 
alcoholic drinks a day. 

Most experts believe the most significant factor is having a first-degree relative, 
mother, sister or daughter, with a history of the disease. A woman with one first-degree 
relative who has had the disease is at a doubled risk of developing breast cancer. Having 
two first-degree relatives with history of the disease puts a woman at a five times greater 
risk. Research shows however, only 5-10 percent of all breast cancers are inherited. The 
biggest risk factor is being a woman rather than genetics. 

Many experts believe men are also at risk for developing breast cancer. For every 
man who is diagnosed with the disease, there are an estimated of 100 women diagnosed. 

This disease is second in cancer fatalities in women. However, early detection and 
treatment has been proven effective in allowing women to survive the disease and live 
long, healthy lives. ACS research shows that early detection and treatment of the disease 
have helped breast cancer deaths in women from age 20-69 decline 25 percent since 


The ACS recommends that women between the ages of 20 and 39 have a clinical 
breast exam by a health care professional every three years, and that all women 20 and 
older perform a breast self-examination once a month. Starting at age 40, women should 
have an annual screening mammogram, unless their health care professional advises 
them to start screening earlier because of personal risk factors, that may increase risk. 

Breast self-examinations are just one method of detecting breast cancer in its early 
stages. While not as reliable as mammography at finding small lumps, regular self-exam- 
inations make women more aware of changes in their breasts that sometimes are indica- 
tions that breast cancer has developed. 

The best time to perform a breast self-examination is one week after a woman's 
period ends because breast swelling and tenderness is lowest at that time. The ACS sug- 
gests that women with irregular periods perform their breast self-examination on the 
same day every month. 

♦ Alison Robertson, EDITOR IN CHIEF 

Breast self-exams good 
for early detection 

The American Cancer Society recommends performing 
monthly breast self-examinations as follows: 

Lie down on your back and place your right arm behind 
your head. Place a pillow underneath your right 

With your left hand, feel for lumps in the right breast 
using the finger pads of the three middle fingers. 

Press just firmly enough to feel how the breast feels. 

Move around the breast in a circular, up and down 
line or wedge pattern and use the same method each 

Repeat the exam on your left breast. Place a pillow 
underneath your left shoulder and use the three middle 
fingers of the right hand to feel for lumps or changes. 

Repeat the examination while standing up with one arm 
behind your head. Standing up helps notice the upper 
and outer portions of the breasts, where half of breast 
cancers are generally found. 

Check your breasts for dimpling. 

See your health care provider immediately if you notice 
anything suspicious. 

Source: The American Cancer Society, WWW< cancer, org 

Stopping domestic violence in its tracks 

By Christa Shaffer 


Throughout October, battered-women support 
groups around the United States will join with govern- 
ment officials, corporations, unions, health care providers, 
religious groups and others to organize the Domestic 
Violence Awareness Month activities, as the need for pre- 
vention and availability of services continues. 

"We're trying to stress education and awareness," 
said Director of the Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic 
Violence Gina Gutierrez. "The coalition is one of the 17 
agencies on the task force, which is dedicated to reducing 
and preventing domestic violence in the community." 

The idea focused on this month is to bring the pub- 
lic's attention to the prevalence and cost of domestic vio- 
lence on women. 

'This month is a special time for women to come 
together and support each other," freshman Katie Hunt 

This month's special celebration is the passing of the 
Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill. The bill 
authorizes $3.3 billion to address violence against women 
over the next five years. 

The Act includes funds to develop new programs for 
dating violence and for transitional housing, supervised 
visitation centers, civil legal assistance and judicial edu- 
cation, and provisions to give additional protection to bat- 
tered immigrant women. Included along with the bill are 
the Sex Trafficking Victim Protection and Aimee's Law. 

The President's signature is expected soon on the bill as 
he already announced his intention to sign it. 

Since the 1994 programs funded for the Violence 
Against Women Act, statistical evidence has indicated that 
the programs have worked. A new report by the U.S. 
Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics shows 
that total intimate partner violence, current or former 
spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend against women declined by 
about 2 1 percent. 

The programs attempt to educate men about the 
effects of domestic violence. They are also believed to 
play an important role in the reduction. 

On Nov. 4, the California Association of Marriage 
Family Therapists will come to CLU to host a full-day 
conference to educate students about domestic violence. 
The conference will have a variety of sessions on the 
resources available, relationships, and communication 


"I have gone to other seminars and the conference at 
CLU sounds like it will beneficial to all those who attend. 
I know I plan on being in attendance," alumna Chantel 
Shelton said. 

For further information contact: 

Domestic Violence Hotline Interface 
(805) 339-9597 

Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 
(805) 656-1111 

In a 1997 national survey, people 
were asked the following question. 

"In most families, people get angry at each other for 

one reason or another. Thinking about your own 

situation, have you, yourself, ever been physically 

abused by your spouse or companion?" 

Source: Gallup 





October 25, 2000 


The Echo 7 

Tackling learning disabilities 

By Katie Whearley 


In order to educate people about 
learning disabilities, October has been 
marked as the Learning Disability 
Awareness Month. 

The Sharon Special Education 
Parent Advisory Council is promoting 
increased awareness of learning disabili- 
ties (LD). Wearing a silver ribbon shows 
support for LD awareness. 

Learning disabilities are "hidden" 
handicaps that cannot be seen. It affects 
people's ability to either interpret what 
they see and hear or to link information 
from different parts of the brain. Those 
who have LD usually have an average to 
above average intelligence, but the LD 
keeps people from reaching their full 

Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, 
dyspraxia and non-verbal learning disor- 
ders are all examples of learning disabili- 
ties which have taken a toll on many. This 
disabilities have caused problems with 
speaking, writing, reading, listening, 
spelling and reasoning. 

Motor coordination, mathematics, 
noticing and remembering social infor- 
mation, emotional maturation, processing 
information and organization of things 
are also common problems for people 
with LD. 

Psychologist believe LD's are not 
primarily due to any physical disabilities, 
mental disability, emotional disability or 

mental illness or environmental disadvan- 
tage and acknowledge the causes of learn- 
ing disabilities are still unknown. There 
are too many possible causes of the dis- 
ability to pinpoint the cause. 

A leading theory among scientists is 
that learning disabilities stem from subtle 
disturbances in the brain structures and 
functions. It is important, however, to not 
focus entirely on the cause of LD, but 
mainly on how to get help. 

There are many ways to deal with 
these disabilities and achieve success. 
Most schools offer programs for students 
with learning disabilities. Student 
Support Services at CLU is available for 
students with learning disabilities. SSS is 
located in the back of Pearson Library by 
the computer lab. Coordinator of Student. 
Support Services Marlena Roberts deals 
with students with LD one-on-one. 

Such aids and accommodations as 
change in format of exams, extended 
time, usually time and a half on exams, 
note takers, readers and taping of lectures 
are available for students who has been 
found with LD through testing. 

"Being a student without a learning 
disability, I feel privileged to help those 
students who need it," senior Amanda 
Robins said. 

Robins is a note taker for a student 
with learning disabilities. 

If there is suspicion of LD, the first 
step is to get tested. Actual diagnosis of 
learning disabilities is made using stan- 
dardized tests that compare the person's 

level of ability to what is considered nor- 
mal development for a person of that age 
and intelligence. 

"I think it's sad that so many people 
go through life not knowing they have a 
learning disability and merely thinking 
they are stupid. I think we need to have 
some sort of education about learning dis- 
abilities," sophomore Jennifer Rogers 

Those with LD may lack in the way 
they learn, but that only means they have 
greater strengths in other areas. Creativity 
is usually a great strength in those with 
LD, even more so than those without LD. 
Albert Einstein also had a learning disor- 
der and still accomplished great things. 

Quick facts about 
learning disabilities 

15 percent of the U.S. population, 
or 1 in 7 Americans has a learning 

80% of students have difficulty 
with basic reading and language 

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity 
Disorder (ADHD) and learning 
disorders often occur at the same 

Source: National Institute of Health 

Recognizing disabled employees 

By Malin Lundblad 


The U.S. Census Bureau has declared the month of October 
the National Disability Employment month. About 54 million 
Americans, or 1 in 5, have some kind of disability and approxi- 
mately 40 of those people are students at CLU. 

"I believe that it is very important to raise awareness about 
disabled students on campus," senior Claudia Geissler said. 

CLU's policy is that no qualified individual with a disabil- 
ity shall, solely by reason of that disability, be denied access or 
participation in the services, programs, and 
activities of the University. CLU strives to 
accommodate the needs of those students 
who have difficulties in class- 
es due to their disabilities. 

"All students should 
have equal opportunities to 
learn, and if you have a disability 
you may need some extra help," 
junior Erika Lawler said. "All 
people are different and they need 
different kinds other help." 

To raise awareness about 
disabled students at CLU, 
staff from the Learning 
Resource Center expanded 
its services to further assess 
students. In a recent meet- 
ing it introduced informa- 
tion booklets to faculty mem- 
bers, to help them better serve 
the disabled students in their class- 

Since last October, the Learning Resource Center 
has provided assistance to disabled students. Help can include 
making available a note-taker or using a tape recorder in class, 
getting help from library assistants and receiving additional time 
to complete assignments. 

"For example, it may be arranged for a disabled student to 
take a midterm in the professor's office," said Director of the 
Learning Resource Center Katy A. Parsons. 

The university distinguishes between physical disabilities, 

such as seeing or hearing difficulties, and learning disabilities, 
such as dyslexia, and tries to accommodate each student based 
on his or her special need. 

"I think it is excellent that these services are available," jun- 
ior Flavia May said. 

Statistics showed a disabled student has a decreased possi- 
bility of being employed, although the student may perform 

"Many of the students with disabilities have excellent 
GPA's and are very talented," Parsons said. 

According to the Survey of Income and Program 
Participation conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau's Public 
Information Office, the survey indicated that people with dis- 
abilities are employed less frequently. Among Americans with- 
out a disability, 83 percent have a job or 
business, compared to 26 
percent of those with a 
severe disability and 77 
percent of those with a less 
severe disability. 

There are also 
differences in salaries. 
Median monthly earn- 
ings among men 21 to 
64 years of age are 
$2,190 for those with 
no disability, $1,857 for 
those with a less severe 
disability and $1,262 
for those with a severe 

Comparable fig- 
ures for women are $1,470, 
$1,200 and $1,000. 
Disabled students who make use of the 
services offered at CLU have an advantage. Marlena 
Roberts, coordinator of services for students with disabilities, 
said the Career Center can provide disabled students with ample 
career guidance. 

A support group is available on campus for students with 
disabilities. The group meets every Wednesday to have work- 
shops and discuss different issues related to being a disabled stu- 




By Susan Tockgo 


The Information Systems and 
Services department sponsored a informa- 
tion scavenger hunt to train students in 
solving problems by using the CLU Web 
site was held Sept. 29 in the Pearson 

ISS student employees were the pri- 
mary participants. The students used com- 
puter information materials to answer rid- 
dles or questions. 

"The training session is about advis- 
ing what resources are available, and the 
method to deliver training," said Sue 
Bauer, computer training coordinator. 

The winners LaKeeta Gardner, 
Kimmy Bartol, Alberto Lozano, and John 
Engelstad, were awarded gift certificates 
to the campus bookstore. 

'The training session taught me a lot. 
By searching ourselves we can provide 
better service to others. The main point of 
it was to teach and to try to find answers 
for ourselves," sophomore Engelstad said. 
As a student technician, Engelstad 
added that this year the CLU Web site is 
easier to use. 

From 18 student employees partici- 
pating, five teams were chosen. Each team 
was assigned with three to four pages of 
questions covering seven areas in the list 
category: CLU Web site. Library 
Research, General Library Information, 
General ISS questions, Computer Lab 
questions, PC/MAC Technical questions 
and Proxy-Server questions. 

"There's a lot about the computer I 
did not know before. [I] appreciate the 
scavenger hunt format more than the typi- 
cal lecture method. It is more engaging," 
senior LaKeeta Gardner said. 

She offered her insights about her 
participation in the scavenger hunt. 

"I appreciated working together as a 
team to solve problems, especially in 
areas that I was not familiar with. It was 
good," Gardner said. 

Bauer emphasized that an important 
factor for the training was a focus on 
delivering excellent customer service. A 
sample questionnaire included, "What 
CLU link will connect to the university 
departments and its staff," "How to log on 
to the system from the dorm to check if a 
book ordered is in the library" and "How 
do I log on to the CLU library catalog?" 

"It was pretty good. [I] did not know 
the Web site too well before," 
freshman Lozano said. 

Currently working at the circulation 
desk, Lozano observes the most often 
asked question from CLU students is 
"What is my PIN number, and my pass- 

Although Bauer could not answer if 
another informational scavenger hunt will 
be planned for the spring semester, she 
does anticipate at least one informational 
scavenger hunt will take held in every aca- 
demic year. 

The ISS department involves all 
information systems on campus including 
individual computers, the main server and 
the library system. 

8 The Echo 


October 25, 2000 

Campus living does 
not provide valuable 
living lessons 


Almost all students have moved 
into the new apartments now and I 
have lost all desire to want to live on 
campus next year. 

The apartments sound nice, and 
I'm sure they are. However, having to 
pay for a meal plan when you live in 
an apartment that has a kitchen with a 
stove and refrigerator just doesn't 
make sense to me. 

The least expensive meal plan is 
five meals a week in the cafeteria for 
$755 a semester and this meal plan is 
only available to students who live in 
the new apartments and to students 
who live in Kramer Court. All other 
students must be on a meal plan that is 
at least double the cost of the five 
meal plan. 

I know that if I had a kitchen in my 
room, 1 would cook all of my food all 
of the time. The cafeteria isn't always 
as bad as people claim it is, but I can 
cook food healthier for me myself and 
would if given the opportunity. 

Forcing students to pay for a meal 
plan when they live in an apartment 
where they can cook for themselves 
just seems like a waste. Students are 
better off living in the older dorms if 
they have to pay to eat in the cafeteria 
because if they live in the apartments, 
their money will most likely just go to 

I'm sure there is a good reason for 
students who live in the apartments to 
be on a meal plan. It could be just so 
the student is adequately nourished. 
But how well can five meals from the 
cafeteria per week do that? 

The campus apartments are sup- 
posed to serve as a transition into the 
"real world." Part of living in the real 
world is learning to be financially 
responsible, budgeting for groceries 
and other costs of living. Being forced 
to purchase a meal plan does not allow 
students as much opportunity to be 
financially responsible. 

Not only do students have the bur- 
den of purchasing a meal plan, but 
they also have to budget for groceries. 
If students don't use the kitchens in 
the campus apartments, it defeats the 
whole purpose of living in the apart- 

Attending school here is expensive 
enough without taking into considera- 
tion paying for groceries and a meal 
plan. Having the extra $755 that not 
having a meal plan would save stu- 
dents would prove itself useful for 
groceries and other expenses. 

etter to 

Abortion has had its chance to 
help problem, but has failed 

I was deeply disturbed by the letter to the editor written 
by Andyi Maruca, which was published in the Oct. 11 edition 
of the Echo. Her letter was written against "killing a child's 
spirit and worth," yet it somehow ended up advocating the 
abortion of infants simply because we neither want nor value 
them. The fact that their minds have not developed enough to 
understand the evil that would drive people to kill them or 
"the lack of love in [the baby's] lives" is somehow supposed 
to make it okay. 

The letter purposes that it is acceptable to abort babies as 
long as they are unaware. This is simply false. People are 
unaware when they are sleeping, but that does not mean it is 
okay to kill them. Some people also believe that it is okay to 
kill a person in a coma because in that state they are unaware. 
However, almost none of those people would accept the 
killing of a person who was expected to recover. Consider that 
a baby has almost a 100 percent chance of gaining full aware- 
ness if they are not aborted. 

A person's worth is not determined by his or her parents. 
What gives a person the right to unwant their child to death? 
The fact that we even think of people in terms of wanting or 
not wanting is despicable. Psychologist Sidney Callahan 
offers the following analysis of wanting people. 

"We usually want only an object, and wanting them or not 
implies that we are superior, or at least engage in a one way 
relationship with them. In the same way men have 'wanted' 
women through the age. Often a woman's position was pre- 
carious and rested on being wanted by some man. The 
unwanted woman could be cast off when she was no longer a 
desirable object." (Sidney Callahan, "Talk of Wanted Child 
Makes for Doll Objects," National Catholic Reporter, 3 
December 1971). 

If aborting children really kept them from being 
wretched, miserable and abused, then suicide rates and child 
abuse reports should have decreased since abortion was legal- 
ized. The truth is that abortion was legalized 27 years ago, yet 
according to the American Association of Suicidology, 
national suicide rates for youths (15 to 24 years old) have 
risen from a rate of 8.8 per 100,000 to 1 1.1, debunking claims 
that abortion eases the lives of our children. 

Reports of child abuse have skyrocketed since the legal- 
ization of abortion. In 1976, 10.1 in 1,000 children were mal- 
treated and that number rose to 47 by 1996 according to Marc 
Miringoff and Marque-Luisa Miringoff from "The Social 
Health of the Nation." 

Due to increases in reporting and -ublic awareness of 
child abuse since 1976 this increase is not as big as it seems. 
"Over time, however, as the increases continued, the causes 
have come to be viewed as more complex, due not only to 



awareness and reporting, but as real increases." 

Abortion supposedly reduces unwantedness and suffering 
in children's lives, but all the evidence seems to point the 
other way. Millions of babies have been killed since the legal- 
ization of abortion. If abortion were going to ease the lives of 
children, it would have done so already. 

I think that it is sad that an unborn California Condor still 
in its egg is valued so highly that it is protected by law, yet 
unborn human babies have no such protections. 

Jon Dewey 
Computer Science 

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October 25, 2000 


The Echo 9 

Students on Common Ground 

By Katie Bashaw 


Common Ground, a ministry of the 
Lord of Life student congregation, is a 
time of renewal in the busy week of many 
CLU students. 

"It's a high point of my week, a time 
of coming together and seeing everybody," 
sophomore Karen Pierce said. "I really 
enjoy the fellowship with each other and 
also with God." 

Every Wednesday night at 9: 1 1 p.m., a 
group of up to 60 students gathers in the 
chapel narthex to worship together. The 
format is very informal. Everyone sits on 
the ground leaning against the walls or sits 
on the stairs, and the only light comes 
from candles placed in the middle of the 
group and around the edges. 

Four guitarists sit in one corner and 
provide the musical background to the 
uplifting voices, and every week the 
Communion meal is passed around the cir- 
cle. Each person passes the body and 
blood of Christ to his or her neighbor. 

Common Ground was started over 
five years ago when there was a need for 
an informal worship where students could 
gather for Communion, according to this 
year's leader, senior Tyler Robinson. The 
number of participants has grown each 

"It's been exciting to see how many 
people have made Common Ground a part 
of their weekly activities and I really 
appreciate the involvement and insight 
that Pastor Scott and Pastor Melissa bring 

to worship," Robinson said. 

While one of the campus pastors is 
present each week to administer Holy 
Communion, their role in the evening is 
small because the devotion is always given 
by a student. Usually it is a faith story 
about hpw they came to know and see 
Christ in their life, but sometimes it is a 
devotion or a story illustrating God's 
Love, not necessarily from personal expe- 

"I love Common Ground because it 
gives me a chance to meditate and listen to 
CLU students who go through the same 
struggles that I do, and turn to the Source," 
sophomore Bre St. John said. 

Occasionally, someone from outside 
the CLU community will speak to the 
group at Common Ground, but that hap- 
pens less than once a semester, according 
to Robinson. 

Earlier this semester, a member of the 
Jesuit Volunteer Corps spoke about his 
ministry and how he came to be involved 
in that organization. 

Even though Common Ground some- 
times brings in outside speakers, Robinson 
pointed out how important he feels it is to 
have students give the meditations because 
then the other students can relate to the 
story better. 

The time of worship is something that 
many students have made to be a huge part 
of their lives at CLU. 

"I find that Common Ground is a 
great time to back away from my busy 
schedule," sophomore Thomas Ham said. 
"It's a place for me to renew my focus and 

draw closer to God." 

The time of worship and singing is 
very personal, despite the large group that 
gathers together. 

"It gives me time to relax and focus on 
personal needs, God's will and purpose for 
my life. I can drop school work and stress 
from the world and focus on something 
that is not material," sophomore Daniel 
Carlton said. 

"I am able to just hang out for an hour, 
I don't have to worry if I had a good or bad 
day, I just leave it to God," junior Andy 
Chambers said. 

After worship, senior Breanna 
Winters always invites everyone to meet 
someone new. After this suggestion is 
made, the quiet group erupts into fellow- 
ship with one another before heading back 
to their rooms where homework and other 
obligations await. 

"I feel like the college student's life is 
often rushed and filled with many activi- 
ties, clubs and commitments," said 
Robinson. "Common Ground is a time 
when, as a community, we can gather and 
reflect on God and hear the faith stories of 
our peers." 

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A public service of this newspaper 

A celebration of God and creation 

By Anna Lindseth 

It was not earth day on Oct. 18, but the 
chapel service celebrated the earth and all 
of God's creations. 

The service began with a hint as to 
what the service would be about with the 
preluded, "For the Beauty of the Earth," 
played by Mark Holmstrom. 

After a welcome from Pastor Scott 
Maxwell-Doherty the congregation sang 

the opening hymn, "Praise the Lord of 
Heaven," from the Lutheran Book of 

A prayer followed, in which Pastor 
Scott prayed for those who needed God's 
love and for God's creation and all earthly 

The scripture reading, Psalm 104:1-4, 
10-16 and 33, followed the creation theme. 

Psalm 104 is titled, "The Lord takes 
care of His creation," and it focuses on the 
earth and all that is in it. It teaches people 

Photograph by Karl Fcdjc 

Sophomore Luke Lundmark reads the scripture at the Wednesday service. 

to praise God and that He is everywhere in 
the world, which is His creation. 

The verses taught the congregation 
that God provides streams of water in the 
hills and valleys so that birds can build 
their nests nearby and sing in the trees. The 
scripture also mentioned that God sends 
rain oh the hills and waters the earth to 
help all animals and human beings. 

The scripture was followed by a poem 
by Gerard Manley Hopkins titled, "Pied 
Beauty," in which he describes the "dap- 
pled things" in life. 

Hopkins suggests that people give 
glory to God for all dappled things. 

Pastor Melissa Maxwell-Doherty 
continued the creation theme, which 
appeared in the scripture reading and the 
poem, in her homily. She told the congre- 
gation that life is full of dappled things, 
and that life is not faultless. 

"We should appreciate and ask thanks 
for all things that are strange or original," 
Pastor Melissa said. "Give glory to God 
for all dappled things." 

She also spoke about how society 
puts pressure on people to be "beautiful." 
Pastor Melissa said God thinks that we are 
beautiful whether or not we have societal 

She then touched on the physical 
appearance of Jesus Christ. She said that 
no one really knows what he looked like, 
and he probably was a "normal-looking" 

Pastor Melissa made references to the 
fact that no Biblical writer ever mentioned 
that Jesus had broad shoulders and a hand- 
some physical appearance. Jesus was aver- 

age in appearance but incredible in his 

Pastor Melissa also used Fredrick 
Buechner's book, "Listening to Your 
Life," to talk about God's creations and the 
life of all people. 

"There is only one miracle, and that is 
life," Pastor Melissa said. "Life is the mys- 

Her homily concluded with the ques- 
tion, "How does one address the creation 
that is so amazing?" 

"I say praise God," Pastor Melissa 

"Her homily captured my undivided 
attention with every sentence clearly pre- 
sented and full of substance," senior Katie 
Placido said. "I especially enjoyed her 
conclusion, which is the only just way to 
glorify the mystery of life." 

The prayers of the people followed 
the homily. Pastor Scott led the prayers 
and asked God to be with all those who 
need Him. 

Another hymn called "All Creatures 
of God and King" followed the prayer and 
the congregation sang loudly. It was a 
seven-verse song, so to mix it up, Pastor 
Scott had the entire congregation sing 
verses 1 and 2, 6 and 7, and the women 
sang verse 4 alone, while the men sang 
verse 5 alone. It offered something differ- 
ent for the chapel service. 

The service closed with the passing of 
peace between the congregation members. 
People hugged and shook hands with those 
standing around them in a shared love for 
God, while "All Creatures and God of 
King played in the background." 



The Echo 


October 25, 2000 

CLU succumbs to Leopards 

FOOTBALL: Leopards 
dominate Kingsmen, as 
CLU comes up short, los- 
ing to La Verne, 47-18 

By Jeremy Schrock 


A tough loss plagued the Kingsmen, 
as they were defeated by the University of 
La Verne last Saturday, in their second 
conference game, with the final score of 

The University of La Verne dominat- 
ed the first quarter scoring a total of 24 
points and leaving the Kingsmen with 
nothing. This 24 points in the first quarter 
was the second highest score by an oppo- 
nent at CLU. 

The second quarter got started with a 
controversial call by the officiating team. 
A pass by University of La Verne quarter- 
back Aaron Becker was thrown and then 
dropped by the receiver. The officials 
called it a fumble and Josh Long, La Verne 
wide receiver, came up with the ball and it 
was ruled a touchdown. 

This call by the officials stunned the 
CLU fans, who kept yelling, "How do you 
fumble an incomplete pass?" 

"I have never seen an officiating crew 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Throwing for a pass, junior quarterbacK Chris Czemek, threw for 
a total of 23 completed passes and 222 yards. La Verne finished 
Saturday's game with a total of 394 yards to the Kingsmen's 294. 

call so many controversial calls as I have 
seen today. You would have thought that 
we had the home advantage, but we did 
not. It is a shame that we have to pay these 
guys!" alumnus P. A. White said. 

Although some of the officiating was 
questionable, the game was still solidly 
won by the University of La Verne 
Leopards. At the end of the second quar- 
ter, senior kicker Ryan Geisler put the 
Kingsmen on the board with a 25-yard 
field goal to end the half. The score was 
CLU 3, La Verne 38. 

The second half of the game started 
with La Verne getting another two points 
by tackling a Kingsmen in their end zone 
to receive a safety. 

However, the Kingsmen defense held 
La Verne to only those two points for the 
remainder of the third quarter. 

The Kingsmen offense came alive in 
the third quarter when they put together a 
six play, 58-yard drive, that ended in a 37- 
yard touchdown run, right up the middle 
by Kingsmen senior running back Dorian 
Stitt. Stitt had a total of eight carries and 
totaled 74 yards for the whole game. 

At the end of the third quarter the 
score was CLU 10, La Verne 40. 

At the start of the fourth quarter, the 
officials had a hard time deciding where 
the ball was to be placed, and how much 

time was on the 

La Verne's 
running back 
Travis Lerma 
scored a one- 
yard touch- 
down run at the 
end of a 13- 
play, 49-yard 
After a field 
goal the score 
was CLU 10, 
La Verne 47. 


Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Tackling a University of La Verne Leopard during a La Verne possession, junior full- 
back Jeremy Layport thwarts a La Verne possession. The Leopard offense scored 
a total of 24 points, the second highest 1st quarter score for an opponent at CLU. 

would not be silenced so soon. Junior 
quarterback Chris Czemek threw a 31- 
yard pass that freshman wide receiver 
Jimmy Fox caught. This was at the end of 
a six play, 61 -yard possession by the 
Kingsmen. This was the final touchdown 
by either team and the final score was 
CLU 18, La Verne 47. 

Total offensive yards for La Verne 
stood at the end of the game at 394 to the 
Kingsmen's 294. This difference in 
yardage was the deciding factor in deter- 
mining the winner of the game. La Verne 
was able to out-rush and out-pass the 
Kingsmen, thus leading to positive num- 
bers on their side of the ball. 

Two highlights for the Kingsmen 
were the only two interceptions of the 
game, made by freshman defensive back 
Eddie Torres. 

"Both interceptions came at great 
times, the ball just floated into my hands. 
As for the loss, I want it to be known that 
everybody who played this game gave it 
their all. Nobody gave up, not even the 
fans - they are always behind us!" Torres 

The Kingsmen will battle Whittier 
next week in their third conference game 

Regals beat Tigers, Poets 

plow ahead toward play- 
offs, but fall to La Verne 

By Scott Andersen 


The women's volleyball team kept 
their winning streak alive last Tuesday 
night at Occidental by beating them in 
three straight games. 

The Regals started the match off 
strong and kept up the pace throughout the 
entire match by winning 15-6, 15-12 and 

The Regals were led in the match by 
Amanda Kiser who recorded 11 kills and 
Sally Jahraus who followed with 10 kills. 
Kari Whitney also contributed 36 assists in 
die win. 

On Friday night the Regals hosted the 
Whittier Poets (8-13) in a conference 

The women began the match slowly, 
as the Poets won the first game 15-2. 

The Regals were able to get things 
organized in the second game winning 15- 
10 and evening up the match. The Regals 
maintained their organization during the 
last two games closing out the match 15- 
12, 15-6. 

"It was disappointing 
to lose to La Verne 
because we know we 
can compete with 


"We started off the match very slow 
against Whittier but we were able to regain 
our focus and come out with the win," 
sophomore Jamie Arnold said. 

Leading the way for the Regals were 
Pamela Hunnicutt and Becky Sehenuk 
with 14 kills a piece and Sally Jahraus who 
added 13 kills. Setter Kari Whitney also 

posted 55 assists in the match. 

On Saturday night the women's vol- 
leyball team visited undefeated La Verne 
in a possible conference title match up. 

La Verne proved to be too much in the 
first game as they won by a score of 15-8. 
The Regals battled back hard in the second 
game, but fell a little short in the end los- 
ing 16-14. La Verne rode the momentum 
of the second game victory by wrapping 
things up in the third game winning 15-11. 

"It was disappointing to lose to La 
Verne because we know we can compete 
with them. Hopefully we will still be able 
to earn a playoff bid and we can face them 
again in Regionals," junior Kari Whitney 

The Regals were led by Sally Jahraus 
who recorded eight kills and Jamie Arnold 
who had seven kills and eight digs. Kari 
Whitney added 35 assists and Tory Fithian 
had eight digs in the match. 

The Regals week of competition puts 
their record at 16-7 over all, and 8-2 in the 

of the season. The game will be held at the 
University of Whittier and kickoff is 
scheduled for 1 p.m. 



University of La Verne* 

October 21 

Men's Varsity 

Occidental College* 

October 18 

Whittier College* 

October 21 

Concordia College 

October 22 

Varsity Soccer 

Azusa Pacific University 

October 16 

Occidental College* 

October 18 

Whittier College* 

October 21 


Occidental College* 

October 20 
15-6, 15-12, 15-7 

Whittier College* 

October 20 

2-15, 15-10, 15-12, 15-6 

University of La Verne* 

October 21 
8-15, 14-16, 11-15 

• denotes SCIAC games 

October 25, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Kingsmen legacy lives on 


Kingsmen are a champi- 
onship away from being 
the most succcesful pro- 
gram in the SCIAC 

By Paul Sauer 


The Southern California 

Intercollegiate Athletics Conference was 
founded in 1915, with five original mem- 
ber schools. These five schools were to 
compete at the highest level of amar- 
teurism with emphasis on academics as 
well. California Lutheran University has 
been one of the most successful schools in 
this ideal. 

CLU joined the SCIAC and the 
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 
Division III, in 1991. A fairly young insti- 
tution, since its founding day, Cal 

Pholograph by Karl Fedje 

Shooting the ball from just inside the box, junior 
forward David Maupin scores the second goal 
during Saturday's game against Whittier 

Lutheran has been a part of the National 
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

Cunrent head couch Dan Kuntz's 
brother, George Kuntz, first came to CLU 
in 1983. At that time there was no estab- 
lished soccer program, and Kuntz had a 
tough start. 

"My brother lived out of the back of 
his truck, showered in the CLU locker 
rooms and recruited each player, one-by- 
one, to come here to CLU and play," 
Coach Kuntz said. 

Networking with talented players, to 
get their friends to come and play with 
them, in 1991, the team's first year in 
SCIAC, they won the championship. 

After they lost 1992, the CLU's men's 
soccer program, now well-established, 
found George Kuntz looking to move onto 
a division I school, but he didn't want to 
leave the program to someone who would- 
n't continue what he had started. Current 
head coach Dan Kuntz came from Arizona 
to continue his brother's work in 1993. 
Both possessing the same 
goals, George and Dan Kuntz 
espouse the same philosophy, 
in which the game is to be won 
in the first half. 

In 1993 the CLU 
Kingsmen tied for the SCIAC 
championship. The team had its 
strength in the large percentage 
of seniors. This put the 
Kingsmen's record at six cham- 
pionships over nine years in the 

"I came into the CLU soc- 
cer program as a freshman in 
1994. and there was only one 
senior left from the previous 
year; we had a very tough 
year," said Assistant Head 
Coach Josh Parker. 

Fourteen seniors graduated 
in 1993 and left the Kingsmen 
soccer program young and 
inexperienced. Despite the 
youth of the remaining men, 
the program finished second in 
1994 in the SCIAC. 

With the help of Parker 
and junior forward Aluede 

Okohere, the program 
became more unified and 
experienced, winning 
CLU another champi- 
onship in 1995. 

"We lost so many 
seniors in 1993, and we 
had to start over again. 
With 1994 as a bridge to 
get us forward to 1995, we 
grew both mentally and 
physically," Kuntz said. 

"Soccer is soccer, and 
you never know what can 
happen. We were quite 
surprised with our own 
performance in the 1996 
season and we were disap- 
pointed when we didn't 
copy the 1995 win," 
Kuntz said. 

The Kingsmen's run 
in the SCIAC was only to 
improve. The 1997 season 
turned out to be the best 
one yet for the CLU men's soccer pro- 
gram. With an overall record of 16-3-3 and 
a superior championship in the SCIAC, the 
team was seeded second in the NCAA 
West Regional Championships. CLU 
advanced to the NCAA West/South 
Quarterfinal on penalty kicks, 3-2. With 
six players on the All-SCIAC first team, 
they repeated the achievement of winning 
the SCIAC in 1998 as well. 

"Before 1999 we hadn't lost too many 
players and it was looking equally strong 
as the year before," junior mid-fielder 
Sven Nisja said. 

Although starting the season well, the 
team was soon struck with a spell of 
injuries, ending the year finishing fourth in 
the SCIAC. 

Currently, the Kingsmen are 8-2-1 in 
the SCIAC, after 11 matches, having 
played the Occidental Tigers and Whittier 
Poets this week. CLU is now one point 
behind Pomona-Pitzer and Redlands, in 
second place with two losses and one tie. 

In the nine years the Kingsmen have 
been competing in the SCIAC, CLU has 
won six times and has the opportunity for 
yet another championship this year. With 

'holograph by Karl Fedje 

Setting up to steal the ball, sophomore forward 
Havard Aschim battles a Whittier opponent. The 
Kingsmen beat the Poets 3-1. 

a win this year, the Kingsmen will become 
the most successful soccer program since 
they entered the SCIAC in 1991. 

athlete of the week 

Brian Woodworth 


wide receiver 


2 years - TR 

Quartz Hill 96' 

In his first season as a 
Kingsmen, junior transfer 
student Brian Woodworth 
(Western Montana College) 
is first in the SCIAC for 
receiving, with 6.0 recep- 
tions per game and fourth 
in punting with 39.45 aver- 
age per punt. 

Woodworth leads the 
Kingsmen in receiving with 
a total of 513 yards, is 
third in rushing with 134 
yards, and is first in 
puntint with a total of 21 
punts for 838 yards. 

Brian Woodworth 

Additionally, Woodworth 
is fourth in scoring with 4 
touchdowns and 26 points. 


Cross Country 

SCIAC Championships* 

October 28, 9:00 a.m. 
Pmdo Park 

Whittier College* 

October 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 

University of La Verne* 

October 25, 4:00 p.m. 


October 28, 1:00 p.m. 

Varsity Soccer 


October 27, 2:30 p.m. 

SCIAC Playoffs* 

October 28, TBA 



October 27, 7:30 p.m. 

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges* 

October 31, 7:30 p.m. 

* denotes SCIAC games 


The Echo 


October 25, 2000 

Regals plow toward play-offs 

By Katie Bashaw 


The Regals soccer team recorded their 
first loss since Sept. 8 at Willamette 
University in Oregon, on Monday, Oct. 16, 
against the NAIA's fourth-ranked Azusa 
Pacific University Cougars in a non-con- 
ference match. 

CLU's starting defensive line-up of 
juniors Lisa McCreary, Heather Moore, 
Jessica Armecost and freshman Lauren 
Huckleberry held off the Cougars for 31 
minutes before Azusa took the lead, 1-0. 

In the second half, Chrissy Sanford 
scored on a pass that came from a throw in 
during the 68th minute and Azusa added 
two final goals in the last ten minutes of 
the game to bring the final score to 4-0. 

The Regals had ten shots on goal ver- 
sus the Cougars' 16, but Azusa's defense 
stayed strong to record their seventh 
shutout of the season. 

"The score had no indication of the 
game that was played at all," junior defen- 
sive player Holly Martin said. "We played 
a far better game than what the score 
showed, it should have been, if anything, a 
1-0 or 2-1 loss. We played really well, the 
score doesn't say it all about the way we 

Freshman goalie Pam Clark made five 
saves in ninety minutes of playing time. 

Despite Monday's loss, the Regals are 
still undefeated in conference play and are 
maintaining their first-place berth. CLU 
will not meet Azusa in the playoffs 
because CLU is a part of NCAA and APU 
is in the NAIA. 

The Regals luck started to change on 

Wednesday, Oct. 17, as the team was back 
in SCIAC play against the Occidental 
College Tigers. 

The 3-0 win helped pick up the team 
after Monday's game. 

Freshman goalie Pam Clark had no 
recorded saves in the game thanks to the 
defensive skills of her teammates. 

"Our defense is awesome," junior 
defender Heather Moore said. 

The first goal of the game was scored 
from the far post by freshman defender 
Lauren Huckleberry on an assist from 
sophomore forward Alix Rucinski. 

"It went right past the diving Oxy 
goaltender," Moore said. 

Junior forward Leilani Green crossed 
to senior midfielder Betsy Fisch to make 
the score 2-0, and Fisch also assisted on 
the third and final goal of the game, scored 
by Rucinski. 

"We had a lot of shots, but we just had 
trouble putting it in the goal," Moore said. 

Three goals against Occidental do not 
seem like many after the last match with 
the Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 23, which the 
Regals won 8-0. This year, the only goal 
Occidental has scored in a game against 
CLU was one scored on Sept. 23, a goal 
which they scored against themselves. 

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Regals did 
not need scoring help from the Whittier 
College Poets to record their tenth SCIAC 
win of the season. CLU's eight goals were 
more than enough to secure the victory, 
even when Whittier attempted a comeback 
in the second half. 

Fisch started out the scoring 22 min- 
utes into the first half off a blast from 
Green. Ten and a half minutes later, 
Rucinski scored unassisted six yards out 

Basketball gets a 
late night start 

From Staff Reports 

The official start of the CLU basket- 
ball season began Friday, Oct. 20, at mid- 
night. The festivities began at 11 p.m., 
with students competing in various basket- 
ball-related contests, including Loud 
Crowd, Izzy Dizzy, Musical Chairs, and 
"Craziest Thing You can D" competitions. 
Prizes included a variety of gift certifi- 
cates, movie tickets, vouchers, and dis- 
count coupons. 

The night was culminated with a five- 
minute highlight video of the men's and 
women's basketball teams' performances 
from last season. At the stroke of mind- 
night, the 2000-2001 Kingsmen and 
Regals basketball teams were announced 
to the crowd. As each player's name was 
called out, the player ran from the locker 
room, down a cheering line of ASCLU 
well-wishers and tossed T-shirts into the 

Both teams running through their 
warm-ups, the Regals played each other in 
an eight-minute scrimmage match. 
Following with a scrimmage of their own, 
the Kingsmen turned their eight-minute 
match into a slam dunk contest. 

The night ended with the Free Tuition 
Shutout. Three students competed in this 
much-hyped event, in which the winner 
would be awarded full tuition for the 

2000-2001 school year. Each contestant 
had 30 seconds to make 4 shots: a lay-up, 
a free-throw, a 3- pointer, and a half-court 
shot. None of the three competitors ever 
made it past the second shot. 

from the goal. 

Senior midfielder 

Jennifer Agostino added 
two goals, the first assisted 
by senior forward Alia 
Khan, and Rucinski scored 
her second of the game, 
with another assist from 
Green, to bring the half- 
time score to 5-0. 

In the second half, 
freshman forward Ciera 
Diaz scored on a header 
from senior midfielder 
Rachel Carver before 
Whittier's Libby Barnish 
scored at the 65 minute 

However, with the 
score 6-1, the Regals confi- 
dence was high and they 
kept on scoring. 

Rucinski scored her 
third goal of the game, 
assisted by Agostino, for 
her first hat trick of the sea- 

Khan scored 15 yards 
out with less than two min- 
utes in the match, assisted 
by Fisch, to finish the game 
with a score of 8-1. 

Not only was the scoreboard lopsided, 
but the shots recorded were also very 
skewed. CLU had 41 shots to Whittier's 

Despite letting in eight goals, 
Whittier's goalie, Averyl Growdon did 
make eleven saves in the match. CLU's 
goalies, Clark and junior Tiffany Kayama 
who each played 45 mintues didn't need to 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

#44 slam dunks the basketball in the 
gym during Midnight Madness, 
Friday. Oct. 20. 

Photograph by Karl Fedji 

Racing a Whittier College opponent, junior midfield- 
er Malika Rice manuevers the ball. The Regals fin- 
ish up season play this week, as play-offs begin 
this coming Saturday Oct. 28. 

make any saves, because the defense came 
through again. 

CLU is undefeated against Whitter in 
every matchup between the two teams, 
with an overall record of 23-0. 

There is one week left in conference 
play. The Regals meet University of La 
Verne and Claremont-Mudd-Scrips 
Colleges both at home this week to finish 
the season and prepare for playoffs. 




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November 1, 2000 

History of El Dia 
de los Muertos 
and its significance 

See story on page 5 

dedication of 
new apartments 
takes place 

By Patrick Chesney 


California Lutheran University stu- 
dents, members of the Board of Regents, 
and faculty members gathered to observe 
the dedication of the new apartments at 
4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. 

The ceremony consisted of many 
speakers, as well as performances by the 
CLU men's quartet and the women's quar- 

"We have come to celebrate, dedicate 
and ask for God's blessing," said Board of 
Regents member Jane Lee Winter, who 
gave the introductory address at the cere- 

During her speech. Winter pointed 
out various VIPs present in the audience, 
which included former CLU President, Dr. 
Jerry H. Miller. 

Winter also thanked those who were 
responsible for overseeing the building of 
the new dorm, such as the members of the 
architectural committee. 

The next speaker for the dedication 
was CLU's Vice President of Student 
Affairs and Dean of Students, William 

Throughout his speech, Rosser 
focused on the relationships that are built 
between roommates in a college dorm 
atmosphere. Rosser made analogies to his 
experiences with his college roommate 
and how they remain close friends to this 

very day. 

The primary purpose of residential 
life, Rosser said, is to help students in 
"building relationships that will last a life- 

Rosser 's speech was followed by a 
musical interlude performed by the 
Kingsmen Quartet. 

RHA Director Kim McHale and 
ASCLU President Bryan Card delivered 
the next speech together. 

The theme of their talk was the time it 
took to complete the new building as well 
as the importance of the new apartments 
for the student population. 

"The delayed gratification that stu- 
dents have had to endure is thankfully at 
an end," Card said. "The frustrations over 
living off-campus have turned to excite- 
ment over being reunited with friends. 
The worries over when a move-in date 
would finally come have turned into ela- 
tion over an event worth the wait." 

McHale went on to elaborate on the 
role of the apartments as a springboard for 
helping students enter the professional 

"This building, for many students, is 

Election 2000: 

Bush vs. Gore...the battle is on. 
Elections are Tuesday, Nov. 7 

See story on page 3 

Kingsmen soccer 
lose on own 
battleground for first 
time this season 

See story on page 12 

Special 5-a-side soccer 

CLU hosts the third annual 
Special Olympics soccer 
tournament last Saturday 

By Alison Robertson 


Eighty-two Special Olympics ath- 
letes participated in the annual Special 
Olympics invitational five-a-side soccer 
tournament at CLU on Saturday, Oct. 28. 
This year was the third year the event has 
been hosted by the university. 

"Over 100 volunteers, including the 
majority of the women's soccer team, 
helped set up the games, keep score and 
break everything down when the event 
was over," Bruce Bryde, director of ath- 
letics said. 

Volunteers also included 16 CLU stu- 
dents and their buddies involved in Best 
Buddies, an international program 
designed to bring people with mental 
retardation into the community. 

"We're here as volunteers and are just 
cheering on the teams," sophomore Best 
Buddy Tia Cochran said. "This is the first 
year we've been involved with the Special 

Teams came from areas throughout 
Southern California, including Kern 
County, Santa Barbara, Ventura and 

Photograph by Alison Robertson 

Special Olympics athlete Jennifer Bleidistel dribbles the ball. 

Kern County's teams included the 
Blazing Bullets and the Blazers; Santa 
Barbara's teams were the SB Arsenal and 
SB Speed Demons; Ventura's teams were 
called the Ventura Stingrays, Ventura 
Stars and Ventura Waves; and the teams 
from Torrance were called Torrance #1, 
#2 and #3. 

"All the parents and volunteers were 
involved in fundraising for tournament 
fees and we organized a caravan of 10 
cars to bring the athletes out here," said 

Adrian Bleidistel, a parent of an athlete on 
one of Torrance's teams. 

Saturday's event, which was spon- 
sored by the Pepsi-Cola Company and 
Vons Markets, began at 9 a.m. with the 
opening ceremonies. 

Special Olympics athletes Oscar 
Munoz, Lauren Leewingate, Ned Saxey, 
Jimmy Hanson and Quincy Mitchell were 
involved in the cere monies. They carried 

Please see ATHLETES, Page 4 

Galileo's daughter and faith questioned 

By Brooke Peterson 


Distinguished speaker Dava Sobel 
spoke in the chapel on Monday, Oct. 23, 
about the relationship between Galileo 
and his daughter. 

"I thought it was very interesting, and 
without knowing much about Galileo's 
life, she incorporated various stories that 
helped it all make sense," junior Katie 
Binz said. 

Sobel 's recent achievements include 


Please see HOUSING, Page 3 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Distinguished speaker Dava Sobel talks about 
Galileo and his relationship to the church. 

the book "Longitude," which tackles the 
issues Galileo dealt with in trying to solve 
the longitude problem of his time. 

"Galileo knew that the trick was in 
knowing what time it was in two places at 
once," Sobel said. 

During her research of Galileo for her 
book, Sobel came across a number of let- 
ters written by Galileo's daughter, who 
was a nun in a Catholic church. 

Like many people, Sobel was amazed 

to find that not only did Galileo actually 

have children, but he also he 

had a daughter who was 

directly linked to the church. 

"Like most people, I 
thought of Galileo as a marble 
bust," Sobel said. 

Sobel's curiosity about 
Galileo's daughter caused her 
to research the subject. 

She found that there were 
124 letters written to Galileo 
within a 10-year-time span. All 
the letters were written in 
Italian, and since Sobel had 
taken Italian in college, she 
was able to translate them with 
her professor's help. 

"I thought it was amazing 
that she had compiled and trans- 

lated all those letters, and that she had put 
them all into one compilation," junior 
Tiffany Kayama said. 

What Sobel found amidst these let- 
ters was a very warm, intimate and loving 
relationship between Galileo and his 

"I was completely taken over by the 
beauty of her writing," Sobel said. 

Sobel was intrigued by these letters, 
and the warmth of them led her to ques- 
tion what Galileo's view was on the 

Sobel delved into the letters and into 
the context of the letters. She was ulti- 
mately trying to approach the story as it 
was — in its place and time. 

"It was up to me to get the original 
story in its flavor," Sobel said. 

What Sobel found through her 
research was that Galileo did in fact 
believe that the Bible was the dictated 
word of God. He believed that the Bible 
was true, and its ultimate message of soul 
salvation was important. He did not 
believe, however, that it was meant to 
teach astronomy. 

"The Bible is a book about how to get 
to heaven, not how heaven goes," Galileo 

said per Sobel. . 

Please see GALILEO, Page 3 

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The Echo 3 


Gore vs. Bush 

The Clinton-Gore administration pro- 
posed and won the funding for the HOPE 
scholarship tax credit program as part of 
the 1997 Balanced Budget Act. 

The scholarship assisted nearly seven 
million students by providing a $1,500 tax 
credit to help make the first two years of 
college accessible for all Americans. 

The 1997 Act included other tax 
deductions that collectively made it the 
largest single investment in education in 
30 years. Gore also approved a lifetime 
Learning Tax Credit that will help more 
than seven million students by giving them 
a tax deduction of $5,000 to help pay for 
tuition or other educational expenses as 
part of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act. 
Gore is also planning on protecting and 
improving public schools. 

As president, Gore wants to invest 
$170 million into the public education sys- 
tem in the next 10 years. 

The money would fund early educa- 
tion programs, raise teachers' salaries, 
recruit and train one million new teachers, 
rebuild crumbling schools and increase 
access to technology. 

As president, Gore would like to take 
the following steps to keep America's 
high-tech industries growing: 

1. Education 

•Create a stronger public education sys- 

tem where children can get the educa- 
tion they need to succeed 
•Modernize classrooms, to raise stan- 
dards and reduce class sizes so children 
receive the quality education they 

•Allow parents to save for their chil- 
dren's college education tax-free 
•Connect all classrooms to the Internet 
so information and resources for stu- 
dents are a click away 
•Expand life-long learning programs to 
allow adults to be retrained to adapt to 
changes in the economy 

2. Economy 

•Balance the budget every year, except in 

state of national emergency 

•Increase investments in efforts to create 

economic growth 

•Reduce the size of the government 

•Expand free and fair trade 

3. Taxes 

•Create a permanent Research and 
Experimentation Tax Credit so companies 
can make investments for the future 
•Expand the Research and 
Experimentation Tax Credit so small busi- 
nesses can grow and advance from it 

4. Global markets in cyberspace 
for U.S. companies 

•Pursue an international agreement to 
make cyberspace a "duty-free zone" so 
companies can sell goods, internationally, 
without duties 

•Insist that other countries' trade obliga- 
tions do not discriminate against electron- 
ic commerce 

5. Information Technology 

•Double investment in information tech- 
nology research over the next five years 
•Increase investment in biomedical 
research and information technology to 
allow for new medical use 

Housing: New dorm 
brings CLU community a 
sense of accomplishment 

■ Continued from Page 1 

the final step before entering 'the real 
world', [it's] a steppingstone to life after 
graduation and the community growing 
here reflects that," McHale said. 

The new campus pastors. Rev. Scott 
Maxwell-Doherty and Rev. Melissa 
Maxwell-Doherty, conducted the final 
speech of the dedication, along with CLU 
student Michael Zurek, whose father, 
Ronald M. Zurek, is the Vice Chair of the 
CLU Board of Regents. 

The Reverends Maxwell-Doherty, 
who are both CLU alumni, commented on 
how much livelier the CLU environment is 
now, compared to when they attended the 

school, noting how all they had to look out 
upon from their dorm rooms was a parking 
lot. The Maxwell-Dohertys' homily 
included speculation on the religious 
aspect of residential life in a Lutheran col- 
lege such as CLU. 

"Will the name of Jesus affect who 
walks in and who walks out of this build- 
ing?" Scott Maxwell-Doherty said. 

The campus pastors then finished 
their speech by leading the audience in a 
prayer, asking God to bless the new apart- 
ments. Following the final speech, the 
Kingsmen Quartet and the Women's 
Quartet sang one more piece before the 
audience was invited to tour the new 

As governor, George W. Bush's 
main goal has been to work with the 
education system in Texas. 

Bush was the first governor of 
Texas to improve student test scores, 
especially for African-American and 
Hispanic students. 

He has worked with the legislature 
to increase the state's share of funding 
for schools, to give parents and students 
a better choice of schools, to strengthen 
the accountability on the state's system, 
to restore local control and to expand 
educational opportunities through com- 
petition and creativity with charter 

As president. Bush plans to give par- 
ents whose students are in a failing school 
system the option of transferring to anoth- 
er public school or using their share of fed- 
eral funding to pay for another option of 
their choice. 

Bush believes that giving parents the 
option to choose which school they want 
their children to attend will create compe- 
tition and force public schools to improve 
their academic quality. 

For funding the choice system, Bush 
has proposed an upper-income tax cut of 
$1.9 trillion. Only 2 percent will be target- 
ed to low and middle-income families tax 

As president. Bush would like to fol- 
low these lines to improving America: 

1. Education 

•Let parents choose where their children 
go to school and provide funding for those 
who choose to hire a private tutor or send 
their child to a charter school 
•Require annual exams to measure stu- 
dent performances 

•Eliminate social promotion from public 

•Replace "English only" with "English 
plus Spanish" 

•Praise and reward success; shame failure 
•Use phonics to keep students reading at 
grade level 

•Teach values and moral responsibility in 


•Zero tolerance for discipline problems in 

the classroom 

•Allow states and school boards to decide 

on whether or not to teach evolution and 


2. Economy 

•Reduce state government regulations to 
encourage investment and economic 

•Increase funds for state job-training pro- 

•Support the use of local tax money to 
finance the building of sports stadiums 

3. Taxes 

•Have a tax-cutting package of $483 bil- 
lion over five years starting in 2002 
•Drop the tax rate to 33 percent for every- 

•End the inheritance tax and have new tax 
brackets: 33 percent, 25 percent, and 10 

4. Social Security 

•Ten-year plan to dedicate $2 trillion to 
Social Security 

•Oppose government investment of Social 
Security funds in private stocks or bonds 
•Allow Americans the option of placing 
part of their Social Security contribution 
into personal retirement accounts 

Galileo: Speaker Dava 
Sobel investigates the 
relationship to daughter 

■ Continued from Page 1 

Galileo asked questions and he did 
experiments. He wasn't content to just sit 
back and take things for what they were. 

In the 17th century this was heresy. 
There was no such interpretation of the 
Bible. Galileo, however, did not see it this 
way. He separated church and science and 
he believed that the whole universe 
worked mathematically. 

"It is all one truth. They do not and 
cannot contradict each other," Sobel said. 
Sobel questioned whether Galileo's 
daughter was split between her devotion to 
church and her devotion to her father. 

"She was apparently the one who 

wrote out the manuscript," Sobel said. 

This information led Sobel to believe 
that she understood that they were differ- 
ent expressions of a single truth. When 
Galileo got called to trial it was his daugh- 
ter who managed his affairs. Although 
Galileo was put on trial by the church, had 
his book banned for 200 years, and was 
never allowed to publish anything else 
again, he continued to work. 

According to Sobel, Galileo never 
believed that he had everything figured out 
and he knew that future generations would 
far surpass what he had done. 

"Much of what we know of Galileo in 
the popular culture is wrong, and much of 
the surprising things are true," Sobel said. 

The Echo 


November l, 2000 

Keeping you 
informed: Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 

The challenge is on. At the Senate 
meeting held on Monday, Oct. 23, in 
Nygreen 1, Associate Dean of Students 
Mike Fuller challenged staff and leader- 
ship students to come up with donations 
for the "Now is the Time Campaign." 

"The campaign's goal is to raise $80 
million in four years, $40 million in cash 
and $40 million in deferred gifts," Dean of 
Students Bill Rosser said. 

The campaign has currently risen 
$25-30 million in cash and deferred gifts. 
Rosser says the money will go toward new 
scholarships, enhanced academic pro- 
grams and the North Campus athletics 

"It will help make the school better 
and more accessible to other students," 
Rosser said. 

Fuller is encouraging students and 
staff to donate $25-50, which he will then 
match, totaling up to $3,000. 

'Tart of going to a private college is 
the generosity of others," Rosser said. 

In other senate news, junior Senator 
Bret Rumbeck released the results of the 
mailroom survey. 

The purpose of the survey was to find 

out if administration fliers are helpful to 

Of the 75 students who took the sur- 
vey, 61 felt the administration fliers were a 
good way to keep students informed, 
while 49 students felt they still would 
know about events without the fliers. 

In regards to what students do with 
the fliers, 63 students reported reading the 
fliers and throwing them away, five read 
the fliers and kept them, four students did- 
n't read the fliers at all and one student 
recycled the fliers. 

Rumbeck says the results show the 
fliers are beneficial to students. 

"We are working on bigger and better 
things now," Rumbeck said. 

In new business Rosser reported two 
new Administrative Assistants for Student 
Activities, Janet Dichter and Robyn Britt. 

Britt is a graduate of Chapman 
University and is excited to work at CLU. 

"I'm looking forward to meeting lots 
of people and impacting CLU," Britt said. 

Dichter says she loves working with 
young adults and enjoys CLU. 

"Everyone is so nice," Dichter said. 

Fuller encourages students to go meet 

Their office is located in front of 
Residence Life. 

Keeping you 
informed: RHA 

By Katie Bashaw 


RHA jumped right into the plans and 
preparations for Alcohol Awareness Week 
on Monday, Oct. 23, after a week off 
because of Homecoming activities. 

Associate Dean of Students Mike 
Fuller started off the meeting by announc- 
ing the new Residence Hall dedication on 
Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. 

After his announcement Fuller 
offered a proposition for all the council 

He told them that for any pledge they 
made to the university's 40-40-4 
Campaign from $25-50, he and his wife, 
Erin, would match it, up to $3,000 total. 

This offer is being given to the whole 
ASCLU-G, Peer Advisors, Resident 
Assistance and the Residence Life staff. 

Although he is only matching dona- 
tions from $25-50, Fuller said he would 
rather have 100 percent participation and 
have everyone give a dollar, than have just 
a few people give a larger amount. 

After Fuller finished explaining his 
offer, RHA Advisor Angela Naginey 
reported that information on Christmas 
housing would be out this week. 

RHA Programmer Margie Miller 

passed out a schedule of events for 
Alcohol Awareness Week, which will be 
the week of Nov. 6. 

The week will start out with a kick-off 
lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and a speaker in 
the chapel in the evening. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, there will be a 
panel discussion called "Student to 
Student" in the SUB at 8 p.m. 

"It's different people's views on alco- 
hol and stories about different situations 
they've been in," Miller said. 

Thursday's event will be Mocktails 
and Karaoke at the NEED, and Friday is 
Monte Carlo night in the SUB. 

On Saturday, Nov. 11, RHA is hoping 
to host Club Caf, and turn the cafeteria 
into a dance party. 

The details are still being worked out 
for that event. 

Since there is no campus-wide event 
planned for Monday night, RHA Director 
Kim McHale encouraged each hall to host 
an event for the residents to kick off the 

McHale also encouraged the council 
members to have a positive attitude and 
pride in their programs. 

After the meeting, each committee 
met for a short session to discuss their 
respective duties for the upcoming event. 

Keeping you informed: Programs Board 

By Tom Galante 


Programs Board spent most of the 
meeting on Monday, Oct. 24, discussing 
the negatives and positives of 

"Overall, the week was a positive 
experience for all the students, and next 
year's event will be even better. I believe it 
was a success and the ASCLU did a great 
job," Programs Board Director Nicole 
Hackbarth said. 

The meeting started out with members 
of the Programs Board discussing issues 

that went on during Homecoming week. 
ASCLU-G President Bryan Card and 
Associate Dean of Students Mike Fuller 
discussed the positive and negative feed- 
back that was received from students and 
staff from CLU. 

One of the positives which was dis- 
cussed at the meeting was the T-shirt sales 
that went well throughout the week. 

The carnival on campus was deemed a 
success and went well all night long. 
Midnight Madness for the men's and 
women's basketball teams had a good 
turnout among the student body. The rally 
on campus for the football team went well 

also and the team was very appreciative of 
the event, put on by the programs board. 
The comedian that was on campus was 
also a hit among the student body as one of 
the best events that went on during the 
week-long celebration. 

'There were many positives through- 
out Homecoming week," Fuller said. 

There were also some ideas that need- 
ed improvement, according to programs 
board. Midnight Madness had some com- 
plaints that it went too long on Friday 

Next year's plan is to limit the time on 
Midnight Madness so that it fits the time 

schedule that was planned ahead of time. 

There were also some complaints 
about the Homecoming Dance that was 
held at Tierra Rejada Ranch on Saturday 

One of the biggest complaints by peo- 
ple was that they were not happy with the 
price of the event, and another was that 
there were little kids on the dance floor 
that were disrupting the dance. 

"I was not there myself, but I heard it 
was a real distraction," Hackbarth said. 

Members on the Programs Board 
received great feedback and promise next 
year's event will be even better. 

Workaholism addressed by speaker 

By Cory Hughes 


Marriage, family and child therapist 
Mary Ann Gazdik spoke about worka- 
holism on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the 
Women's Resource Center. 

Gazdik started the discussion by read- 
ing an excerpt of an article from the 
Family Network Magazine. It explained 
that a workaholic can easily be identified. 
He or she will often take work home. 
Also, when the workday is done, and the 
boss gives the okay to go home, a worka- 
holic will stay and continue to work. 

Gazdik went on to explain that single 
moms should not be considered worka- 
holics even though most of them work two 
or three jobs, because it is the only way 
they can support their children. 

Some workaholics will never go on 
vacation, because they feel that the office 
will fall apart if they take even one week 
off throughout the year. 

The average worker in America 
clocks 44 hours a week. This worker time 

average is up three hours since 1997. 

A lot of times workaholics can bring 
the people working around them down, 
because they have gotten burned out from 
working so hard for so long. 

The first step for change for a worka- 
holic is to be aware of the situation. The 
person's acceptance that he or she is a 
workaholic is the second step. Willingness 
to change is the third step. 

A lot of marriages end in divorce 
because of one of the spouses being a 
workaholic. The person will think that he 
or she is handling everything okay until all 
of a sudden the other one wants a divorce. 

Any activity that a person participates 
in can result in workaholism. 

"You need to sit down and take a good 
solid look at your situation. You have to 
figure out how much time you will spend 
on each of your activities," Gazdik said. 

A good way to do this is to make a 
chart. Six main topics should be included 
in this chart. They are work time, play 
time, relax time, family time, social time 
and spiritual time. 

Another good way to manage one's 
time is to get a personal organizer or plan- 
ner. Most of these have a daily schedule 
with time slots beginning at 7 a.m. and 
ending at 10 p.m. Some people will think 
that they have to be doing something dur- 
ing the early morning and late night times. 

Workaholics can be categorized into 
four types. First, there is the bulimic type, 
who believe that they have to do every- 
thing perfectly. Second, there is the relent- 
less type, who thrive on deadlines. These 
people may give themselves unrealistic 
expectations, and they become angry if 
they miss them even by a little bit. 

Third, there is the attention deficit 
type, who can be chaotic. They may be 
seen constantly rushing around. They will 
keep taking, on more assignments even 
though they already have several things 
going on and they rarely get most things 

Fourth, there is the savoring type. 
They tend to be slow and careful and take 
their time to get everything done right. 

Athletes: CLU hosts 
third annual Special 
Olympics five-a-side 
soccer tournament 

■ Continued from Page 1 

the Flame of Hope, American and 
California flags and led the audience in 
the Pledge of Allegiance and Special 
Olympics Oath: "Let me win, but if I can- 
not win, let me be brave in the attempt." 

"Waking up early for this event isn't 
fun, but once I get here it just warms my 
heart," said Gail Strickler, coordinator for 
the Community Service Center at CLU. 
"The sportsmanship is wonderful." 

Special Olympics athletes played 10- 
minute halves with a five-minute break in 
between at Saturday's event. 

A common misconception about the 
Special Olympics is that they only occur 
once or twice a year. 

'The Special Olympics are going on 
all the time," said Melinda London, 
regional manager of Ventura County 
Special Olympics. "Athletes are practic- 
ing all year round." 

November i, 2000 


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Photograph courtesy of LASO 

El Dia de Los Muertos 

Left: Altar in remembrance for those who have 
lost their lives. Each skeleton represents the 
deceased's profession. 

Below: A student recounts a scary event to an 
audience during the celebration. 

By Josie Huerta, Features Editor 

El Dia de Los Muertos, The Day of the Dead, com- 
memorates the dead and their spirits every year from Oct. 
31 -Nov. 2. 

The festival continues to be celebrated throughout the 
United States and Mexico. The holiday is a remembrance 
of dead friends and relatives, whose spirits are thought to 
return to their physical world to interact with the living. 

El Dia de Los Muertos is a time to welcome the spir- 
its of the ancestors. The days are considered to be a time 
of joyous adventures, as families create altars to their dead 
with "ofrendas," or offerings, candy, flowers, photos, can- 
dles and the traditional "pan de los muertos," bread of the 


A vigil is usually done on the first day along with the 
decoration of the graves and altars as they are prepared 
with the deceased's favorite food and drink. Candles are 
lighted, the ancient incense copal is burned, prayers and 
chants are sung. 

Decorations involve "calacas," skeleton figurines, 
papier-mache figurines and other decorations of the dead. 

After the opening ceremony is done, the food and 
drinks are consumed in a picnic-like atmosphere at the 
cemetary. In the evening the church's bells begin to ring 
every 30 seconds during the vigil. 

On Nov. 2, the day is considered to be the Catholic 

"Dia de Todos Los Santos," All Souls Day. During this day 
special prayers and special events are followed to close the 
celebration as it is passed to another generation. 

November l 

10-5 p.m. 

Dia de Los Muertos Altar and Pan de Muertos 

6-9 p.m. 

Artist-led festival with procession, food, face paint- 
ing and Aztec dance 
Los Angeles Plaza 

350 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 
For more information call (213) 687-2159 

Free Self-Help Graphics and Arts 
3802 Cesar Chavez Blvd, Los Angeles 
For information call (323) 881-6444 

November 2 

6 p.m. 

Decorated altars and entertainment 
For more information call (213) 485-6855 

Photograph courtesy of LASO 

Students give blood to aid hospitals 

By Malin Lundblad 


A blood drive was held on campus to 
aid those in need of blood, as reports esti- 
mate that 60 percent of the population will 
need blood sometime during their lives. In 
order for the local hospitals to have ade- 
quate blood supplies, students took time to 
donate blood on Oct. 24. 

During the hours, a mobile donation 
bus was parked outside the SUB. The 
United Blood Services, one of the nation's 
largest non-profit community blood cen- 
ters, was in charge of the blood drive. The 
drive is held twice a year on the campus, 
in April and October. 

"We have been doing this since 
1989," United Blood Services' 
Community Relations Representative 
Tracy Elder said. "This year we also hope 
to have an additional blood drive in 
December or January, due to overwhelm- 
ing demands." 

Posters were displayed on campus 
during the week to encourage students to 
donate blood. Every RA was responsible 
for recruiting students to volunteer. 

Student Alan Beire is was informed 
about the blood drive by his RA and real- 
ized the importance of donating blood. 

"I decided to donate blood since I 
think it's important to help out," Beire is 
said. "I did it in high school and have con- 
tinued since then." 

A person is eligible to donate if 
he/she is 17 or older and weighs at least 
1 10 pounds. He/she must not have donated 
in the past eight weeks, or be currently tak- 
ing antibiotics or insulin. Furthermore, 
someone who has used a needle to take 
drugs, has had hepatitis after the age of 1 1 , 
or a positive test for HIV is not eligible. 

"My grandma had to get a lot of 
blood transfusions," sophomore Jeremy 
Nausin said. "That has inspired me to give 

A donation appointment takes an 
hour. The actual donation only takes about 
10 minutes. Students are first identified 
and are asked a few questions. The process 
helps United Blood Services determine 
whether a student is able to give blood. 
Then, a sample of blood is typed and test- 
ed for hepatitis, syphilis, HIV and HTLV 
If the student is well in the areas tested, the 
donation will then take place. After, the 
donor is required to stay 15 minutes in the 
center by a California state law. 

'This is to make sure that they are 
feeling the same way they did before," 
Elder said. "Losing a pint of blood is to 

lose a pound, and the body needs a few 
minutes to cope with the weight loss." 

Scheduled to donate blood were 56 
students, but only a few showed and the 
rest were walk-ups. When the donation 
was over, the donation bus drove off with 
36 pints of blood, one per donating stu- 

"Overall, it was a pretty successful 

blood drive," Elder said. 

The blood was transported to Ventura 
County Hospital. There, it will be used to 
treat a variety of medical conditions or ill- 
nesses, such as leukemia, red blood cell 
anemia and cryoprecipitate hemophilia. 
Because blood is separated into compo- 
nents, several patients may benefit from 
one student's blood donation, Elder said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Melissa Scholte ('04) donates blood to help people who need transfusions. 

6 The Echo 


November l, 2000 

Photograph courtesy of Knott's Scary Farm 

One of the event's total-terror scare zones. Dracula joins goblins and ghouls in a cemetery to scare the park's visitors as they walk by. 

Three beasts pose 
for the camera while 
practicing their fore- 
boding stares for the 
park's visitors. Their 
costumes are remi- 
niscent of the popu- 
lar horror classic 
"The Texas 
Massacre. " 

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Photograph courtesy of Knott's Scary Farm 

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This year, Knott's Berry Farm, an 
amusement park in Buena Park, Calif., 
held its 28th annual Halloween haunt, 
scaring all of those that dared to come. 

"It is by far the best place to go during 
Halloween to get scared," senior Jay 
Albert said. 

Knott's Scary Farm has been horrify- 
ing its visitors with mazes, scare zones and 
shows for years. It has been described as 
a living horror movie in which all the park 
visitors get to participate. For the year 
2000, the twisted people at Knott's Scary 
Farm have dreamed up hundreds of new 
ways to frighten even the most stubborn of 

Three brand new mazes were added to 
the eight that already existed to add some 
new spice to the park. One that was incred- 
ibly frightful was called "The Carnival of 
Carnivorous Clowns." 

This maze portrayed innocent clowns 
that one might remember from childhood 
and then contrasted them with psycho 
clowns that would scare just about anyone. 
This maze could be made even scarier 
with the addition of the 3-D glasses avail- 
able for a dollar. 

Also new this year is the "VooDoo 
Witch Project." This backcountry town- 
ship complete with a 100-year-old curse is 
the sight of many unspeakable cannibalis- 
tic voodoo rituals. 

"The Gothic Graveyard" is the last of 
the new mazes to grace the 160-acre hor- 
ror fest. This New England Cemetery is 
filled with living ghouls and the king of 

darkness, himself and took place in the 
Vampire Lair at the far end of the ceme- 

Three new scare zones also appeared. 
The swamp houses featured the most 
deadly of amphibious monsters. What 
used to be Reflection Lake is now a breed- 
ing ground for monsters ready to take vis- 
itors home with them any way they can. 

"The scare zones were by far the best 
attraction. No one knew when some freaky 
character would jump out and scare you," 
senior Chris Goodenough said. 

"The Back Woods" is a wilderness 
paradise for the living and a nightmare for 
those who try to successfully navigate 
their way through the murk. Monsters 
seem to attack from all angles, making it 
impossible to hide or escape. 

"CamEvil" rounds out the new scare 
zones with a psychotically insane carnival 
of musicians and oddities. Better 
described as a freak show, this surreal zone 
will plant seeds of horror to be dreamed up 

Back by popular demand is 'The 
Gauntlet." This scare zone is filled with 
sideshow freaks, mutants, and other odd 

Also, the hostess for the past 14 years 
came back again. Elvira, the mistress of 
the dark, joined her hellish friends for a 
show of seductive song and dance. 

"Although it was really crowded; I 
still had a great time. It definitely beats 
trick or treating," senior Nick Plancich 

November 1, 2000 


The Echo 7 

Speaker focuses on diversity 

By Brianne Davis 


"Dimensions of Diversity at CLU" 
was the theme of the Founders Day 
Convocation Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. in 
the Samuelson Chapel. The service was 
diverse in itself with multicultural tradi- 
tions such as an opening with a Native 
American prayer and songs from Latin, 
Hispanic and African origins. The speaker 
was CLU alumnus Dr. John Slaughter. 

Slaughter has been the president of 
Occidental College for eleven years. He 
has encouraged diversity on campus 
through the faculty and in the engineering 
field, which he has excelled in. Slaughter 
is the president and CEO of the National 
Action Council for minorities in 
Engineering, Inc. He has also launched 
many community outreach programs in 
the Los Angeles area. 

His speech was motivated by the 
necessity to get rid of diversity as a word 
and to act upon it. He talked about how 
important diversity is to higher education. 

"I liked how he would talk about 
exemplary education and the necessity of 
diversity in it. Though classes may be 
great, the best part of an education is the 
people from whom we learn so much. 
Humanity varies person to person from a 
person's sex to their social class, from 
their religion to their race and sexual pref- 
erence. If we learn to embrace these differ- 
ences, we would be able to celebrate dif- 

ferences between people," sophomore 
Monica Jones said. 

"I thought what he said was very 
interesting. He was very involved and 
focused on diversity. He was a very good 
speaker," sophomore Abe Choi said. 

"He brought up an issue that is dis- 
cussed but never dealt with. I hope that his 
speech will inspire students to reach out 
and make an effort to encourage diversity 
on campus," sophomore Katherine Bryan 

"He made me imagine a world with- 
out the slings of racial prejudices," junior 
Jonathan Dressier said. 

"He was awesome. It is so true how he 
talked about diversity being used as a buzz 
word that people throw around, but I think 
he highlighted the true meaning of diversi- 
ty in higher education," sophomore 
Natalie Roberts said. 

Slaughter spoke about how much the 
definition of diversity is blown out of pro- 
portion. He spoke about the importance of 
the definition is what people need to focus 
on not the word itself. The word is a "buzz 
word" used to gain attention for a cause or 
to seem important when half of the people 
that use it have no idea what it means. 

For the people who do not know the 
definition of diversity, Webster's New 
World Dictionary defines it as "1. 
Difference 2. Variety." 

Slaughter wants people to remember 
that diversity is all around us. He said that 
people who encourage diversity often con- 

Exploring the 
electric violin 

By Leah Hamilton 


Robert Anthony Aviles and his band, 
Insight, performed at the Simi Valley 
Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 19, 
to a sold-out crowd. 

The concert was the last of three sold- 
out shows produced by Leo Lewis 
Productions. Insight, comprised of four 
members, borrows from various genres of 
musical influence, from classical sym- 
phonies to modern rock. 

Aviles, who has been playing the tra- 
ditional violin since the fifth grade, is now 
a master of the six-string electric violin. 

The electric violin is a diverse instru- 
ment, capable of creating various sounds 
and executing numerous effects. With the 
use of a musical device called a "sampler 
repeater," I was thoroughly delighted with 
the quality and range of the performance. 
All of the numbers were passionately exe- 
cuted at a level of enthusiasm from the 
artists that I've never seen at another con- 

The electric violin is possibly the 

most versatile instrument in duplicating 
sounds of more traditional instruments, 
such as the cello, electric guitar and slide 
guitar. This powerful instrument, being 
played by one of its foremost experts, cap- 
tivated the audience with its subtly power- 
ful sound. 

When speaking to the audience about 
the musical goals of Insight, Aviles joked 
that "(Insight's music] began as an experi- 

ment to see if [they] could make the 

ancient composers roll over in their 


The theatre was crowded for the event 

leading me to the conclusion that Insight 
and Aviles are just beginning to make their 
mark on the world of music. With their 
uncannily accurate rendition of Cream's 
"Strange Brew" and masterfully played 
"Orange Blossom Special," Insight trans- 
ported me out of the auditorium and into a 
world of rhythmic and melodic splendor. 

"I was quite impressed with the varia- 
tion of musical style that they exhibited. 
They are an incredibly talented group of 
musicians," sophomore Meghan Record 
said of the show. 

Through their innovative use of 
effects and devices, Insight was able to 
give the illusion of a much grander 
arrangement of musicians on the stage. If 
I had closed my eyes, I would have 
thought that there was a full orchestra dur- 
ing some portions of the performance. 

Perhaps it was the uniqueness of the 
musical arrangements, or the awe that I 
felt watching Aviles pluck feverishly at his 
violin, or the passion that Insight played 

Whatever the case may be, I felt high- 
ly energized and inspired by the perform- 
ance and would love to see them perform 
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fuse it with racial equality, which is only 
one part of diversity. A colleague once told 
him, "The percentage rate for women in 
the engineering field was up to 20 percent 
and isn't that good enough." He used this 
quote to show how widely ignorant people 
can actually be about diversity. 

Education is bombarded with diversi- 
ty from the minute a person walks into the 
classroom. Every aspect of education is 
diverse; the students themselves, their 

peers outside of their classes, the teacheTS, 
assistants, and other faculty. Only half of 
the battle is fought in the classroom, the 
rest of the time it is fought in the real 
world. As an educational institution, CLU 
needs to help shape that real world for peo- 
ple to truly appreciate and understand 

Slaughter chose to close with a quote 
from Martin Luther King, Jr. leaving the 
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November 1, 2000 

Politics affects our 
generation more 
than we think 


Elections are less than a week 
away and I'm absolutely terrified of 
voting. I haven't researched the 
propositions or presidential candi- 
dates as well as I should as a voter and 
citizen of the United States. 

I will find the time to educate 
myself on the issues by next Tuesday, 
but I am worried by the fact that most 
young citizens of voting age do not 
exercise their privilege. 

A poll conducted by researchers at 
MTV found that one-quarter of young 
adults from ages 18-24 could not 
name the candidates running for pres- 
ident of the United States this elec- 
tion. Seventy percent of young people 
polled did not know the names of the 
vice presidential candidates. 

I think most young people choose 
to be ignorant on political issues 
because they feel that they dp not 
apply to them. It is understandable 
that most 18-24-year-olds do not care 
about what happens to Social Security 
now, but they should. 

Most young people who have just 
started, or have yet to start, working 
don't think far enough ahead of time 
to fathom that they, too, will someday 
collect Social Security. Decisions 
made in the next four years will affect 
more than just today's retirees. These 
decisions will affect people for years 
io come. 

The biggest problem with low 
turnouts at the polls with young voters 
is that political ads are not usually 
directed toward our generation. Our 
generation is one that gets its news 
from MTV rather than CNN. There 
are even a handful that don't watch 
the news at all and need to be targeted 
in another way altogether. 

Presidential candidates Al Gore 
and George W. Bush were both invit- 
ed to MTV for an interview. Gore 
accepted, but Bush declined. Gore's 
interview will probably make a huge 
difference in the way 1 8-24-year-olds 
who do vote make a decision next 
Tuesday because he made the effort to 
reach out and attempt to make a con- 

Propositions need to be explained 
in terms that apply to our generation. 
The only explanation I can come up 
with, for those of our generation in 
college at least, is that we don't think 
these propositions apply to us. 

People with this mentality are par- 
tially right. These issues do not affect 
us directly today, but they will some- 

Our generation needs to start being 
more responsible Americans. It's okay 
to live for today and have fun while in 
college, but it is just as important to 
keep in mind that we have the oppor- 
tunity to make decisions that will have 
a great impact on our futures. 


Skewed patriotism 

To the students and faculty of California Lutheran 
University, I would like to express my sincerest apologies. 

For those of you who went to Midnight Madness and 
were unfortunate enough to hear and see my singing of the 
National Anthem, I am sorry. 

The faculty did a great job this year with Midnight 
Madness and it was by far the best that I have attended in 
my four years at Cal Lu. There were more students, good 
games and a fun atmosphere. 

I love being an American and I did not show any respect 
for what it means to be an American. To those who I offend- 
ed I am truly sorry. 

Kevin Boothe 
Former CLU student 

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Small mind equals narrow focus 


"We should trade the national debt for 
valuable acres of rainforest." 

Does this quote scare you? Then be 
scared all the way to the polls. The man who 
said this, George W. Bush, may be your next 

Let's take a look at Governor Bush's 
record in Texas. Austin, Texas ranks second 
nationally in hunger. In 1995, Bush vetoed a 
bill to help fight the problem and then 
denied the fact that hunger was even a prob- 

A federal district court judge in Paris, 
Texas, ruled that Bush failed to provide 
adequate health care for the more than one 
million children eligible for Medicaid. 

Under Bush, Houston has become the 
nation's smog capital. Bush opposes hate- 
crime legislation in Texas, even though four 
years ago, in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd, Jr. 
was dragged to death behind a pickup truck 
because he was black. 

Nearly 40,000 Texas residents live in 
colonias, with no running water or electric- 
ity; Bush has never visited a colonia. In 
Odessa, Texas, at least 238,000 kids go to 
school within two miles of the state's worst 
polluting sites, which Bush allows to stay 

The New York Times quoted Bush saying, 
"I hope our European friends become peace 

Apparently nobody told the governor 
that there were already 28,000 European 
troops on the ground there from 27 different 
European countries. 

Earlier this year, a Canadian comedian 
posing as a reporter asked Bush for his 
response to the endorsement from Canadian 
Prime Minister Jean Poutine. Bush beamed 
and said, "I'm honored. He understands I 
want to ensure our relationship with our 
most important neighbor to the north of us, 
Canada, is strong." 

The Prime Minister's name is Jean 
Chretien, not Poutine. Poutine is a popular 
Canadian snack food of french fries covered 
in cheese curd and gravy. [Wall Street 
Journal, 3/2/00] 

At a time when the average national SAT 
scores are rising, average SAT scores under 
Bush have fallen in Texas. Texas now ranks 
47th in the nation in average SAT scores. 
Under Bush, the high school dropout rate 
reached a staggering 43 percent. 

Al Gore and the Clinton administration 
proposed 100,000 new teachers to reduce 
class sizes nationwide. The administration 
won funding for a down payment on the 
plan that provided states with $1 .2 billion in 

1999 to hire 30,000 well-prepared teachers. 
The administration also won $1.3 billion in 

2000 to continue to implement the goal. 

When the Clinton-Gore administration 
took office, the Medicare Trust Fund was 
scheduled to go broke in 1999. 

Because of the reforms that Al Gore and 
the administration advocated in the 1993 
and in the 1997 Balanced Budget Acts, the 
Medicare Trust Fund is now solvent until at 
least 2025. 

Al Gore has also proposed comprehen- 
sive Medicare reform that makes Medicare 
more efficient, extends the life of the Trust 
Fund, and adds a Medicare prescription 
drug benefit. 

George W. Bush is against the McCain- 
Feingold bill for campaign finance reform, 
he has refused to accept the spending limits 
imposed on most candidates under current 
federal law, he has raised unbelievable sums 
of money outside those limits, and is run- 
ning a campaign that is soaked in special 
interest money. 

Gore has been in the forefront of the 
effort to overhaul the current campaign 
finance system by calling on the Republican 
Congress to pass the bipartisan McCain- 
Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act. 

Al Gore has a long and distinguished 
record of commitment to his goals. He may 
not make you warm and fuzzy, but he clear- 
ly has the intellectual capability and experi- 
ence to make a great president 

The facts are in, the decision is yours, but 
on Nov. 7, make sure that the man you vote 
for is the one you want running the country. 



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The Echo 9 

Not all students believe in God 

By Eric Kallman 


Agnostic and atheistic students make 
up a small part of California Lutheran 
University's student body. According to 
the CLU office of administration, 63 per- 
cent of applicants say they are of some 
Christian faith. This does not take agnos- 
tics or atheists into account, so students of 
these faiths are not often heard in this uni- 
versity's religious community. 

Agnosticism is defined as the belief 
that the existence of the ultimate cause, as 
God, is unknown and unknowable. 
Atheism is the more commonly under- 
stood belief that God does not exist. As 
translated from Greek, "a" means the neg- 
ative or "not," while "gnostic" means 
knowledge and "theos" means God. 
Therefore, atheist means "not God" while 
agnostic means "not knowing" or having 
no knowledge of spiritual wisdom. 

Brooke Bain, a senior from Brea, 
Calif, is agnostic. Bain was born, baptized 
and raised a Southern Baptist, and attend- 
ed church and Sunday school often during 
her childhood. Bain is no longer affiliated 
with any organized religious group, but 
does believe in a higher power or creative 
force. She agrees with certain aspects of 
many religions. 

"I believe Christian values are good 
ones, but I do not believe in Jesus Christ," 
Bain said. 

Bain has found the religion classes at 
CLU to be very educational. Studying the 
views of many religious groups has helped 
her form better personal beliefs. 

"I like to pick and choose ideas from 

many faiths and find what works for me," 
Bain said. 

Bain believes religion is very person- 
al and should be based around self-fulfill- 
ment, not serving a God. This personal 
belief does affect Bain's humanitarianism. 
She will begin post-graduate studies to 
become a social worker in June 2001. 

"I respect anyone devoutly religious, 
even if I don't personally agree with their 
views. It takes a lot of discipline," Bain 

Bain's major problem with the 
Christian religion lies more with how 
some people practice Christianity rather 
than in the Christian beliefs themselves. 
She has encountered many Christians who 
approach different faiths with overwhelm- 
ing narrow-mindedness. Bain enjoys keep- 
ing a diverse spectrum of acquaintances 
and believes that learning about others 
helps her to understand her own faith bet- 

"It would be comforting if I could find 
a religion that I basically agree with, but I 
haven't," Bain said. 

There are other CLU students who are 
also open about their non-Christian reli- 
gious beliefs. 

Bret Rumbeck, a junior from Turlock, 
Calif, is an atheist. Rumbeck's disbelief 
in God may stem from his father's early 
rejection of religion. Rumbeck's grand- 
mother was Catholic and his grandfather 
was Methodist. When Rumbeck's father 
was in eighth grade, his Methodist pastor 
told him that as a result of their conflicting 
faiths, his parents were not married in the 
eyes of God. Rumbeck's father responded 
by saying, "God wasn't on the guest list," 

and he never returned to church again. 

"1 don't hate religion," Rumbeck said, 
and he does not condemn those with faith, 
but he does point out many problems that 
he has with the belief in God. 

"Religion is like 
politics, you 
never want to 
bring it up 
because it 
divides people." 


Rumbeck believes that there is not a 
strong enough separation of church and 
state. He also disagrees with many coun- 
tries' practices of fighting wars in the 
name of God. 

Rumbeck is concerned with what he 
believes to be our country's lack of reli- 
gious tolerance, even by those with 
Christian faith. He referred to a quote by 
religious leader Jerry Falwell who said, "If 
you're not a born-again Christian, you're a 
failure of a human being." 

Rumbeck thinks that the belief in God 
offers "easy answers to a lot of hard ques- 
tions." He also believes that the Christian 
values are universal golden rules that all 
people of decency follow anyway. 
Rumbeck does not judge others' beliefs 

and he does not often share his personal 
views on faith and religion at CLU since 
he belongs to a very small minority. 

"Religion is like politics, you never 
want to bring it up because it divides peo- 
ple," Rumbeck said. 

The personal beliefs of atheists and 
agnostics will differ greatly from the 
majority of Christian groups since there 
are fewer people and organizations sup- 
porting atheistic and agnostic views. 

"I think everyone who says 'I am an 
atheist' or T am agnostic' probably has 
their own working definition for those 
terms and has probably done a lot of think- 
ing, work and reflection on their beliefs," 
said CLU Pastor Melissa Maxwell- 

In response to the argument of athe- 
ism, Pastor Scott Maxwell-Doherty 
summed up the Christian faith-based 
belief in God with a simple quote from the 
book "God Speak," by Charles Robb. The 
fictitious quote is directly from God him- 
self, who sarcastically states, "I don't 
doubt your existence." 

Whether helping to lead a major 
denomination of Christianity, like the 
Maxwell-Dohertys, or still developing dif- 
ferent perspectives in a small minority, 
such as Bain and Rumbeck, the opinions 
offered for everyone in the CLU commu- 
nity are demonstrated by CLU's mission 

"The university encourages critical 
inquiry into matters of both faith and rea- 
son. The mission of the university is to 
educate leaders for a global society who 
are strong in character and judgment [and] 
confident in their identity." 

A celebration of the Reformation 

By Susan Tockgo 


In honor of Reformation Day, Pastor 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty began the 
chapel service on Oct. 25 by asking the 
congregation to recite Martin Luther's 
explanation of the Apostles' Creed from 
the Small Catechism. 

The Small Catechism reflects Martin 
Luther's confession of faith in God and it is 

comprised of three articles: On Creation, 
On Redemption, and On Being Made 

"God has created me; Jesus is my 
Lord; the Holy Spirit calls me and gathers 
me into the Church," Luther wrote. 

Pastor Melissa asked the congregation 
to alternate between reciting each article of 
Luther's Small Catechism and singing 
each verse of a song titled, "A Mighty 
Fortress Is Our God." 

Photograph by Shane Miller 

Junior Colleen Moeller and senior Kate Rubke sing during the chapel service. 

After a call for prayer, the hymn, 
"Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word," 

In contrast to the red robe worn by 
Pastor Melissa, Dr. Guy Erwin, assistant 
professor in the religion department, wore 
a black robe in the German tradition, as he 
led the congregation with a message based 
on the CLU motto, "Love of Christ, truth 
and freedom." 

The Bible verse reading, John 8:31- 
36, reflected the theme of "Love of Christ, 
freedom and truth," which tied into 
Luther's contribution to the world. The cel- 
ebration of Reformation Day commemo- 
rates the event in 1517. 

"Christ, freedom and truth are words 
to think about on the observance Of 
Reformation Day. [It is] a sort of Lutheran 
Fourth of July, and like a national holiday, 
truth and freedom are its watchwords," 
Erwin said. 

Erwin believes that the historical 
value and the significance of Luther's 
teachings should not just be celebrated and 
forgotten like a national holiday. 

"If [Luther's teachings] lives and 
empowers us, [Luther's teachings] should 
not be about one day," Erwin said. 

Erwin continued the theme by chal- 
lenging the audience to search for a deep- 
er implication to the words Christ, free- 
dom and truth beyond what surface mean- 
ings of a slogan or motto suggest. There is 
an order or ranking between those three 
words, and Jesus stands ahead of freedom 
and truth. 

According to Erwin, in light of acade- 

mia, the pursuit of knowledge, freedom 
and truth are highly valued by professors 
and students alike. However, they may not 
rely on the role of Jesus as a necessary part 
in search of those pursuits. 

Erwin said that Jesus engages to all 
including those who are resistant with a 
common bond, their humanity. 

"'Everyone is a slave to sin,' Jesus 
told them," Erwin said. 

According to Erwin our uniqueness 
marks our separateness from one another 
and being female or male, as well as 
countless other characteristics, contribute 
to the narrowing of the human experience. 

"In teaching that there is a truth and 
freedom that transcends human limitation, 
Jesus shows us that he is an essential part 
of that larger truth and greater freedom," 
Erwin said. "[Jesus] is the medium in 
which the uniqueness of each of us, as 
flesh and blood and mind and spirit, par- 
ticipates in which is opposite of human 
particularity, the God that encompasses us 


Erwin added that the truth Jesus offers 
is a commonality. It is the freedom to rec- 
ognize the other person and the life offered 
by Christ. 

A musical offering followed the mes- 
sage. The music was presented by Colleen 
Moeller who sang a song called, "Shifting 

Moeller was accompanied by Matt 
Jones, who played the guitar. 

The chapel service concluded with the 
congregation singing "Freedom is 


The Echo 


November 1, 2000 

We are the champions 


Regals clinch their 10th 
SCIAC championship title 

By Katie Bashaw 


The Regals' road to success continued 
as they clinched the SCIAC title for the 
10th year in a row on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 
a 3-1 win over the University of La Verne 

There were no goals made by either 
team in an aggressive first half. 

"It was a good game for us to have 
before play-offs, because they came in 
very physical and challenged us," junior 
midfielder Malika Rice said. 

Senior midfielder Jennifer Agostino 
started off the scoring in the second half on 
a penalty kick that landed in the left cor- 

<a *fi *^L 6 


Photograph by Karl Fedji 

Attempting a shot on goal from outside the box, soph- 
omore forward Mix Rucinski controls the ball during 
Tuesday's game against La Verne. Rucinski is 
presently ranked ninth for most career goals (26) and 
ninth for most career points (68). 

ner. Agostino was awarded the kick after 
La Verne's goalie, Kim Schrepfer, took 
down freshman forward Ciera Diaz. 

"The beastly goalie tackled me and 
landed on top of me. I couldn't breathe," 
Diaz said. 

"It was a good game 
for us to have before 
play-offs because they 
came in very physical 
and challenged us." 


Twelve minutes later, freshman for- 
ward Ciera Diaz grabbed a loose ball, 25- 
yards out, and scored the second goal of 
the game over La Verne goalie Kim 
Schrepfer 's head. 

Less than two min- 
utes later, the Leopards 
attempted a comeback 
with Ashley Dolan's 
breakaway goal. 

Senior midfielder 
Betsy Fisch added an 
insurance goal, cushion- 
ing the Regals' lead, with 
three minutes left to play 
in the game, to bring the 
final score to 3- 1 . 

Fisch 's goal was her 
team-leading 14th goal 
of the season and 27th of 
her CLU career. She is 
eighth on the CLU all- 
time goals-scored list. 

Freshman goalie 
Pamela Clark played all 
90 minutes of the game 
and made seven saves. 

The Regals outshot 
La Verne 26 to 9. 

Undefeated in 

SCIAC competition, the 
Regals have had a full 
season of opportunity to 
perfect the team cohe- 


"I think the team is reaching a 
new level of unity. It's a time in 
our season where we really need to 
have unity and a clear vision of our 
goals," Rice said. 

After CLU clinched the con- 
ference title on Tuesday, the 
Colleges Athenas came out on 
Friday, Oct. 27, fighting to let the 
Regals know their season wasn't 
over yet. 

Claremont's Janine Dictor 
scored less than 10 minutes into 
the match off of Brandi 
Thompson's rebound to start the 
Athenas off ahead, 1-0. 

Both teams battled hard for 
the rest of the half, but neither team 
scored again until after halftime. 

Senior midfielder Betsy Fisch 
scored on a blast from the center, 
10-1/2 minutes into the second 
half, off an assist from sophomore Alix 

Fisch 's 15th goal of the season keeps 
her as the team leader in both goals scored 
and points, of which she has 34. 

Less than 17 minutes later, sophomore 
Bonnie Bornhauser added the go-ahead 
goal for CLU, off of Rucinski's shot off 
the post. Fisch also added an assist, bring- 
ing her point total to 35 for the season. 

With the Regals on top 2-1, and only 
two minutes left to play, freshman goalie 
Pam Clark took down Claremont's Kelly 
Turner in the goal box trying to block a 
shot. The referees awarded Turner a penal- 
ty kick, which she scored to tie up the 

At the end of regulation, the score was 

In two periods of overtime, both 
teams worked hard to get the ball in the 
net, but neither team succeeded due to 
amazing saves by the goalies at both ends. 

Clark played all 120 minutes of both 
regulation and overtime for the Regals, 
making a seven saves. 

This was only the fifth time in 12 
years of competition, the first time this 
year, that the Regals ended a game in a tie. 

Photograph by Karl Fedji 

Maneuvering around an opponent, sopho- 
more Bonnie Bornhauser dribbles the ball 
during the game against the University of La 
Verne Leopards on Tuesday Oct. 24. The 
Regals beat the Leopards, 3-1. 

athlete of the week 


Lisa Pierce 




Cross Country 




Northgate '97 

last week 

Competing in the SCIAC 
Championships on Oct. 

28, Pierce set a personal 
record, improving by 18 
seconds, to record a time 
of 19:43.20 for the 
women's 5,000 meter, or 
3.1 mile, run. 

Coming in ninth place, 
Pierce earned a place on 
the First-Team All-SCIAC, 
as well as recording the 
second fastest time for a 
woman runner since CLU 
entered the SCIAC. 

Consistently coming in utes for the first time dur- 
first place for the Regals, jng collegiate racing on 
Pierce broke twenty min- Saturday. 

Lisa Pierce 



Whittier College* 

October 28 

Men's Varsity 

University of La Verne* 

October 25 


October 28 

Varsity Soccer 

University of La Verne* 

October 24 


October 27 


California Institute of 

October 24 
15-4, 15-1, 15-5 


October 27 

15-8, 15-9, 14-16, 15-6 

Cross Country 

SCIAC Championships* 

October 28 
Kingsmen 6th 
Regals 6th 

* denotes SCIAC games 

November 1, 2000 


The Echo 11 

XC leaves it on the course 


SCIAC championship 
results in champion efforts 

By Shelby Russell 

After two weeks of rest and recupera- 
tion, the Kingsmen and Regals cross coun- 
try teams competed in the SCIAC champi- 
onships in Prado Park on Saturday, Oct. 

Both coming in sixth place, CLU fin- 
ishes the season in sixth place in confer- 
ence competition. 

Saturday the Regals finished behind 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona Pitzer, 
Redlands, Occidental and La Verne, 
respectively, to end with a total of 145 
points behind a total 129 of La Verne. 

The first five finishers for a team 
comprise the team score. As it was, 
Claremonf s top five finishers took second, 
third, sixth, seventh, and eighth place. 

Leading the Regals was senior Lisa 
Pierce, coming in ninth out of 87 racers, 
besting her collegiate personal record by 
18 seconds. Pierce finished with a time of 
19:43.20 on the 3. 1 mile course. 

As the top ten finishers comprise the 
First-Team All-SCIAC, Pierce's First 
Team finish is the second best time for a 
CLU woman, moving her into number two 
on the all-time list for CLU, established 
when CLU become a SCIAC member, 
behind Jennifer Noggle's 1993 finish of 

"1 felt really strong the whole race, my 
goal starting was to break twenty minutes, 
I hadn't done that yet at Cal Lu. I wanted 
definitely to be First-Team All-SCIAC. I 
took the first mile out fast. Then on the 
second I slowed down, and picked it back 
up on the third mile, where I was able to 

get some more places. I left it all on the 
course," Pierce said. 

As a senior team-leading runner, 
Pierce has consistently finished first for 
the Regals throughout the season, provid- 
ing leadership and stability to the women's 

"She's awesome, inspirational, fun to 
run with. She keeps us all going and moti- 
vated," freshman Amanda Klever said. 

"Cross country is hard, 
it's hard to get moti- 
vated, to go to practice 
every day and just run. 
Roupe sets goals for 
us, he gives us a rea- 
son to run/' 


"I'm really proud of her, she ran a 
great time," sophomore Tom Ham said. 

The second Regal to finish was soph- 
omore Katie Bashaw, coming in 34th 
place, with a time of 21:44.40. She was 
followed by Klever in 45th place, with a 
time of 22:22. 10, sophomore Jamie Pearcy 
in 47th place, with a time of 22:25.10, and 
senior Ashley Daub in 52nd place, with a 
time of 22:36.50. 

Both Pearcy and Daub set new per- 
sonal records in Saturday's race. 

Junior Chelsea Christinsen withdrew 
from Saturday's race. 

Also competing for the Regals was 
senior Nicole Montee, coming in 63rd 
place, with a time of 23:36.50, sophomore 
Christin Newby coming in 66th place, 
with a time of 24:34.10, and freshman 
Amanda Lopez coming in 83rd, with a 
time of 29:24.60. 

The Kingsmen finished behind 

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Pomona Pitzer, 
Whittier, La Verne and Occidental, with a 
total of 167 points, just behind the 152- 
point total of La Verne. 

Coming in first for the Kingsmen was 
sophomore Tom Ham, earning a place on 
the Second Team All-SCIAC, in 18th place 
out of 78 runners, with a time of 28:24.30 
on the five-mile course. 

"I was blown away by my splits," 
sophomore Tom Ham said. "My first mile 
was 5:04, my fastest time before was 

Rounding out the Kingsmen berth 
were freshmen Tim Huck, in 43rd place 
with a time of 30:45.2, and Joshua Kramer 
in 47th place with a time of 31:14.90, sen- 
ior Karl Stutelburg in 49th place with a 
time of 31:19.20, and junior Dave Schafer, 
in 63rd place with a time of 33:25.70. 

The Kingsmen, crippled by injury this 
season, had been ineligible to qualify for 
team competition throughout the majority 
of pre-SCIAC competition. Five runners 
must compete to produce a team score, and 
the Kingsmen, with only five members, 
frequently had only three or four runners 
healthy enough to race. 

"It was hard not to place each meet as 
a team, but I am happy that we can at least 
finish the season as a scoring team in the 
SCIAC. While a sixth place finish is 
respectable, we were hoping to do better, 
even though we hadn't competed as a team 
earlier. Overall, the season's been really 
good in the way we get along as a [group], 
the friendships, the camaraderie. It's nice 
to have good company when you're put- 
ting in so many miles each week," Ham 

Much of the credit for the success of 
the cross country team goes to cross coun- 
try Head Coach Ken Roupe. 

"He's a big part of me doing well, he's 
a big motivating factor. Cross country is 
hard, it's hard to get motivated, to go to 
practice every day and just run. Roupe sets 



Occidental College* 

November 4, 1:00 p.m. 

Men's Varsity 

University of Redlands* 

November 1, 4:00 p.m. 

Women's Varsity 

NCAA Championships* 

TBA Nov. 1st or 4th 


University of Redlands* 

November 2, 7:30 p.m. 

NCAA Regionals 

November 9-10, TBA 

* denotes SCIAC games 

goals for us, he gives us a reason to run," 
Pierce said. 

Finishing the season on a high note, 
the Regals and Kingsmen cross country 
teams will rest for a week, and then com- 
pete in the NCAA Div. Ill West Regional 
Championships on Nov. 11 at Prado Park, 
at which competition is limited to only the 
top five runners. 

Regals maintain second place 

winning both matches this 
week, maintain their sec- 
ond place rank 

By Susan Tockgo and Shelby Russell 


It was smooth sailing for the women's 
volleyball team as they continued their 
winning streak by winning both matches 
against California Institute of Technology 
in Pasadena on Oct. 24 and against 
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in 
Claremont on Oct. 27. 

Winning Tuesday's match in a three 
game series 15-4, 15-1, 15-5, the Regals 
faced the lowest ranked SCIAC volleyball 
competitor in their match-up with Cal 
Tech, a game which was played with the 
full roster mentality. 

"We were not fired up," sophomore 
Jamie Arnold said. 

"Cal Tech is not a good [team]," 
Coach James Park said. "All [of the 
Regals] were able to play, even the 
younger ones." 

Leading the Regals were freshman 
Amanda Kiser with four kills, freshman 
Casey Jones with 10 assists and sopho- 
more Michelle Loughmiller with two serv- 
ice aces. 

'The game [against Cal Tech] went 
smoothly. A quick game, maybe one hour 

[duration]," sophomore Rebecca Sehenuk 

Sehenuk is presently ranked fifth in 
the SCIAC for offense with a .299 per- 
centage and fifth for blocks per game with 
an .85 average. 

In contrast to an easy win against Cal 
Tech, the Regals' win against Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps Colleges was in four 
games, 15-8, 15-9, 14-16, and 15-6, on 
Oct. 27. 

Surprisingly, one of the contributing 
factors was the weather. 

"This year [we are] a 
lot better. We have 
bonded more [as a 
team] compared to last 


"It's tough to play because it's stuffy 
and hot inside the stadium [at 
Claremont]," Park said. 

In anticipation of playing at 
Claremont, in the past Coach Park had 
trained the Regals to the Claremont condi- 
tions by playing with the heater on. 

Leading the Regals were sophomores 
Sally Jahraus with 20 kills, four service 
aces and 13 digs, Jamie Arnold with 13 
kills, Kari Whitney with 51 assists and 17 

digs and Tori Fithian with 
13 digs. 

Jahraus is -presently 
ranked seventh in the 
SCIAC for service aces 
with a .429 average per 
game and sixth for kills 
with a 2.97 average per 

Whitney is presently 
ranked second in the 
SCIAC for assists with an 
average 9.50 per game. 

As it stands the Regals 
lead the SCIAC for team 
assists with a total 815, 
trailed by Pomona-Pitzer 
Colleges with a total of 746. 

The Regals stand in 
second place in the SCIAC, 
and for the fourth consecu- 
tive week the Regals are in 
fourth place in the West 
Region, with a record of 18- 
7 overall and 10-2 SCIAC. 

"This year [we are] a 
lot better. We have bonded 
more [as a team] compared 
to last year," Sehenuk said. 

The Regals head 
toward the championship 
with one match remaining 
in conference competition, 
against the University of 
Redlands Bulldogs on 
Thursday, Nov. 2. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Spiking the ball against the University of Redlands 
Bulldogs, the Regals continue on the path toward 
the NCAA championship. The Regals presently 
stand 18-7 overall and 10-2 SCIAC, in which the 
women are ranked second behind the University of 
La Verne. 


The Echo 


NOVEMBER 1, 2000 

Kingsmen fall to Claremont 

two Kingsmen beat 
Concordia, La Verne, but 
succumb to number three 

By Larson Ensberg 


The California Lutheran University 
men's soccer team kicked off a three game 
home stand, against a visiting Concordia 
University on Sunday, Oct. 22. 

The Kingsmen faced an aggressive 
Concordia side that tested their patience 
and composure, during a scoreless 90 min- 

"With a team like this, you really need 
to keep your composure and try not to do 
too much. Too often guys will panic near 
the end of a game and that's when mis- 
takes are made and goals are allowed," 
senior defender, captain Craig Chelios 

The Kingsmen did not panic and man- 
aged to pull out a win in overtime. 

Freshman forward Danny Ermolovich 
sealed the win as he shielded the ball from 
a charging defender and tucked the ball in 
the far post netting. 

Despite the close score, the Kingsmen 
played a solid 90 minutes of soccer domi- 
nating in the shots on goal. 

"We worked extremely hard all over 
the field. We knew they were a tough team 
so we needed to go right at them for the 
whole 90 minutes and we did. It finally 
paid off in overtime," junior defender 
Andy Buben said. 

With the win the Kingsmen improved 
their record to 13-4-1 and hope to boost 
their national ranking and play-off posi- 
tion, having beaten the non-conference 

"We really wanted to 
put a lot of pressure on 
their defenders. We 
figured they would 
break if we just kept 
coming at them/' 



On Wednesday, Oct. 25, the 
Kingsmen hosted the University of La 
Veme Leopards in SCIAC competition. 

The Leopards, currently 2-9 in 
SCIAC competition, crumbled early with 
continuous pressure from the Kingsmen 
front runners. 

"We really wanted to put a lot of pres- 
sure on their defenders. We figured they 
would break down if we just kept coming 

right at them. Fortunately it worked," sen- 
ior midfielder Jason Zazzi said. 

The Kingmen found ample offense 
against the Leopards, something that was 
missing in the '99 season. 

Returning grad student forward Oskar 
Kantoft sparked the offense like he has 
done all season long scoring two goals. 

Also scoring for the Kingsmen were 
senior midfielder John Teeter, sophomore 
midfielder Havard Aschim and junior mid- 
fielder Scott Anderson. 

The Kingsmen capitalized on several 
of the defenders' and goalies' mistakes, by 
consistently following up on shots on goal. 

"We came to play. We needed a win 
badly especially because it's SCIAC. We 
went out and took care of business," 
Buben said. 

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Kingmen 
faced one of their most worthy opponents, 
the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges 
Stags, who are currently third in the 
SCIAC conference with an 8-2-1 record. 

This game would prove to be an all- 
out battle, with neither team giving up 
until the final whistle. 

The Kingsmen were the only ones to 
score in the first half, with Aschim capital- 
izing on a poor touch by the defender and 
collecting the punt by goalie Jose 
Brotherton. Aschim held off the defender 
while pushing the ball past the goalie to 
finish with the score. 

Despite the lack of scoring during the 
first half, the match seemed to be an all- 
out battle, with both teams playing physi- 
cally and with a lot of pace. 

The Kingsmen, in the first half, kept 
possession of the ball and tried not to force 
shots or passes. With solid touches out of 
the midfielders and strong defense by the 
backs, the Kingsmen made it extremely 
difficult for the visiting Bulldogs to get 
any momentum. 

With the forwards putting constant 
pressure on the Stags, Cal Lutheran 
seemed to have the game in control. 

The Kingsmen lost momentum during 
half-time, as Claremont scored in the first 
couple of minutes. 

"We worked as hard as we could in 
both halves. A little miscommunication. 
and they're right back in it. We knew this 
was going to be a battle and it proved to 
be," junior defender Glen Winslow said. 

Claremont sealed the game later in the 
second half with the go-ahead goal, to 
eventually end the game 2-1. 

Despite the change of momentum the 
Kingsmen continued to battle the entire 
half until the final whistle. The extremely 
physical game took its toll on the players 
who left everything on the field. 

The Kingsmen face the University of 
Redlands, currently ranked first in the 
SCIAC (9-2), on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 
2:30 p.m. at Redlands. 

Poets prevail over Kingsmen 

FOOTBALL: Kingsmen 
lose to Whittier, but field 
SCIAC stand-outs 

By Jeremy Schrock 


With a crowd of over 1,800 spectators 
and weather that any football team would 
want to avoid (10 mph winds), the 
Kingsmen lost against the Whittier Poets 
last Saturday in their third conference 
game of the season with a final score of 
52-24. The loss leaves the Kingsmen 0-3 
in conference play and 2-5 overall. 

The first quarter left both teams bat- 
tling for the lead. An eight-yard touch- 
down run by Dorian Stitt put the 
Kingsmen on the board first and the kick 
by Ryan Geisler was good, leaving the 
score 7-0. 

Later in the quarter Whittier answered 
back with a 16-yard pass by quarterback 
Mark Mejia to wide receiver Kenny 
Bohman (ranked 14 nationally in receiving 
yards per game) and the kick by Whittier 
was up and good, leaving the score at the 
end of the first quarter tied, 7-7. 

At the start of the second quarter, 
Whittier took two minutes and 10 seconds 
off the clock and attempted a 29-yard field 
goal that was up and good, leaving the 
score 10-7 in favor of Whittier. 

The next score was a two-yard touch- 
down run by Kingsmen quarterback Chris 
Czernek, ending a possession by the 
Kingsmen that totaled eight plays, 65 
yards and took three minutes and 16 sec- 
onds off the clock. After a kick by Geisler, 
the Kingsmen led 14-10. 

The Kingsmen would not stop there. 
In the second quarter the Kingsmen 
turned to wide receiver Brian Woodworth, 
who ran the football five yards for a 


After the kick by Geisler, the score 
was in favor of the Kingsmen, 21-10. 
This drive took only 25 seconds from the 
clock, but gave the Kingsmen an early 

However, Whittier had a game plan of 
its own. The next three scores would be in 
their favor-two were passes from Mejia to 
Bohman and the third was a pass from 
Mejia to wide receiver G. Alvarez-Mena. 
These three plays would end the first half 
of the football game and leave the score in 
favor of Whittier 31-21. 

At the start of the third quarter it was 
a 10-point game, and the Kingsmen turned 
to Geisler to attempt a 31-yard field goal. 
The kick was up and good, and the 
Kingsmen were able to cut Whittier's lead 

down to seven. 

The kick by Geisler would be the last 
time that the Kingsmen would score, as 
Whittier dominated the rest of the game. 

At the end of the third quarter, 
Whittier scored again, leaving the score 

The fourth quarter left the Kingsmen 
silent and Whittier would go on to score 
twice more, leaving the final score of the 
third conference game of the Kingsmen 
2000 season 52-24, in favor of Whittier. 

Although the Kingsmen record may 
not be stellar, some of CLU's key players 
are faring very well in SCIAC standings. 
Kingsmen quarterback Chris Czernek 
leads the standings in total offense and 
passing. He is also ranked second in pass- 
ing efficiency. 

Kingsmen running back Dorian Stitt 
leads the standings in scoring, and is 
ranked second in all-purpose running and 
third in rushing. 

Kingsmen defensive back Sean 
McGaughey leads the standings in punt 
returns and is ranked second for intercep- 

Kingsmen wide receiver Brian 
Woodworth is ranked second in receiving 
and third in punting. 

Last, but definitely not least, are 
Kingsmen punt kicker Ryan Geisler rank- 
ing second in kick scoring, and Kingsmen 
wide receiver Eugene Sullivan, ranking 
fourth in kick-off returns. 

Next Saturday, Nov. 4, the Kingsmen 
will battle Occidental College, at home. 
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Through the pouring rain, step-by- 
step, CLU students walked their way 
toward finding a cure for HIV/AIDS in the 
first CLU AIDS Walk for Life Fundraiser 
on Sunday, Oct. 29. 

"Fifty percent of kids our age are 
affected with HIV globally. You can't neg- 
lect what's going on," sophomore Natalie 
Roberts said. 

The CLU Social Ministries 
Committee was unable to make the 
Ventura and Los Angeles AIDS Walk. 
Therefore, the committee decided to put a 
fundraiser together and open it to the 
whole campus. 

"We thought it would be much more 
successful being on campus," Roberts 

Over 50 students signed up to walk. 
Of those signed up, 30 students decided 
that the rain was not going to stop their 
mission and they continued to walk. 

All students were required to donate 
at least $5. The student who donated the 
most money received a gift certificate. 

Students began their walk at the SUB 
and walked the perimeter of the CLU area. 
Lunch was provided afterwards. 

"We've raised over $500," Roberts 

According to Roberts, regents and 
professors donated most of the money. 

"This campus must show some ela- 
tion or emotion to have this much partici- 
pation. It must be important. I am just glad 
I could provide them the opportunity to 
contribute to this cause," Roberts said. 

Senior Cindy Ham walked because 
she feels it's important to raise awareness. 
"Even though the shock of the AIDS 
epidemic has died down, it is still just as 
deadly, especially to college students," 
Ham said. 

The project also went toward educa- 
tion prevention, research for a cure and 
support groups. 

"You can go through life living for 
yourself, or you can lift up other people's 
lives, which in return fulfills your life. It's 
a win-win situation," Roberts said. 

Fairy tale brings profit 

Community Leaders Club 
hosts 21st annual auction 
at the Hyatt Westlake 

By Chris Schmitthenner 


Alumni, faculty, community mem- 
bers and even some students of CLU 
crowded the Hyatt Westlake's Ballroom 
on Saturday, Nov. 4, for CLU's auction 
fundraiser, hosted by the Community 
Leaders Club. 

The annual event had a "Once Upon 
a Time" fairy tale theme. Donated items 
are auctioned off through two different 
auctions during the evening. 

The first auction was a silent auction 
where people could stroll through tables 
of donated items and write in their bids. 
Then, after dinner, the oral auction began. 

"We have been working on this since 
before June," said Carol Keochekian of 
the University Relations department. 

Last year's auction raised $47,500 for 
CLU. The club is the major booster for the 

"They were founded to serve as a 
bridge between the university and com- 
munity and get people in the community 
involved with CLU," Keochekian said. 
"They have given hundreds of thousands 
of dollars over the years, and much of it 
comes from the auctions." 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 

Ray Bleau auctions off different items to help raise money for CLU. 

Among the many special items up for 
auction, one that was met with over- 
whelming enthusiasm, was an evening at 
the home of Dr. Jarvis Streeter, a religion 
professor at CLU, and his wife, including 
dinner and "everything you always want- 
ed to know about theology but were afraid 
to ask." Dr. Streeter was auctioned off for 
over $1,000. Many other big items were 
on the auction block this year, including a 
trip for two to Molokai, Hawaii, worth 
$2,400. Kurt Schwarz, an alumnus of 

CLU, was the winner of the trip to 

"It's wonderful to be able to give to 
CLU. I graduated from there 20 years ago, 
and it really is a fine college," Schwarz 
said. "I'm glad I am in a position to be 
able to give back to the school." 

Some faculty and staff even got in on 
the action during the auction. 

Carolyn Major, administrative assis- 

Please see AUCTION, Page 3 

CLU measures up to tenure tracks 

By Jennifer Brown 


There are 102 faculty members at 
California Lutheran University. Thirty- 
eight percent are women professors; 58 
percent of the faculty have received 
tenure and 23 percent are on track to 
receive tenure. 

Out of the 23 percent on track for 
tenure, 1 1 are male (17 percent of the total 
male faculty) and 12 are female (32 per- 
cent of the total female faculty). Finally, 
20 percent of CLU faculty are professors 
who are not on tenure track: 12 male and 
eight female professors. 

The numbers show that although over 
twice as many men have tenure than 
women at CLU, about an equal number of 
men and women are currently on track for 
tenure, and non-tenure-track men out- 
number non-tenure-track women. 

The word tenure holds an important 
honor in the field of education. 

According to the faculty handbook, 
tenure is a commitment made by the uni- 
versity to an individual after careful 
assessment of the individual's credentials 
and professional performance and of the 
university's needs. With tenure, a profes- 
sor has protection against being fired or 

laid off in all but the most extreme situa- 
tions. This protects a professor's right to 
dissent. The faculty member is reviewed 
once every five or six years in his or her 
particular department or program until the 
individual retires or resigns from full-time 
employment or unless the individual is 
dismissed for adequate cause or cessation 
of need for the individual's services 
because of student demand. 

Eligibility for tenure is granted after a 
probationary period of teaching at CLU. 
The probationary period must not exceed 
six full-time academic years of service. 
At that time the university's need, finan- 
cial resources and the qualifications of the 
faculty member up for tenure are also 

"The academic market is competi- 
tive," Pamela M. Jolicoeur, the provost 
and dean of the faculty, said. 

If a professor is new to CLU or not on 
a tenure track, he or she is reviewed and 
needs to follow the same steps as if he or 
she were on tenure track. Professors are 
evaluated every two, four and six years. 
One evaluation that composes the review 
is student evaluations. 

In spite of this, not all students under- 
stand the importance of the evaluations. 
These students have mixed feelings about 


"I do realize how important the stu- 
dent evaluations are, but if a professor 
doesn't strike me as a 'good teacher,' I 
don't take the time to fill one out for him 
or her because maybe it was my own per- 
sonal bias towards the educator that may 
cause me to give an inappropriate evalua- 
tion," senior Jair Vargas said. 

"I have filled out every evaluation I 
have been given. I think tenure is an 
honor of dedication and hard work, but 
once tenure is achieved it can promote a 
more lax teaching style and less effort put 
toward the students. I have not seen an 
evaluation make a difference in a 
teacher's teaching style," senior Kristen 
Price said. 

At CLU, more than twice as many 
men than women have tenure; 60 percent 
of the full faculty are male and 40 percent 
are female. 

One sociological point of view is that 
students are harder on female professors 
and that shows through their teacher eval- 
uations. Students see female professors as 
motherly and friendly and male profes- 
sors as disciplinarian and dominating. 

"Students expect gender expectations 

Please see TENURE, Page 3 

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November 8, 2000 


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Celebration of the Dead 

By Malin Lundblad 


The Latin-American festivity "El Dia 
de los Muertos" was celebrated on the 
CLU campus on Wednesday, Nov. 1, with 
an altar set up in the SUB. 

The altar, which was a decorated 
table, was a place where students could put 
pictures or mementos of deceased loved 

The altar was meant to capture the 
attention of students passing by and to rec- 
ognize the people who were special that 
had passed away. 

"El Dia De Los Muertos literally 
means The Day of the Dead," said Bobby 
Merritt, a member of the Latin American 
Student Organization on campus. 

Merritt was in the SUB all day to 
serve refreshments and hand out informa- 
tion packets to students who wished to 
partake in the celebration. 

Special foods were provided, such as 
hot chocolate and the traditional Pan de 
Los Muertos, a sweet anise loaf bread. 

Many students stopped by throughout 
the day to look at, or place photographs on, 
the altar, and to taste the traditional bread. 

The Office of Multicultural and 
International Programs sponsored the 

The festivity has been celebrated for 
several years at California Lutheran 

In Latin American Countries, this tra- 
dition is observed to remember the passing 
of loved ones into the world of the dead. 

The celebration, which takes place on 

the same day that Americans celebrate 
"All Saint's Day," combines religious and 
mythical fascinations of the afterlife. 

It is a time of happiness, remembering 
and feasting. 

"The day is signified by a remem- 
brance of people who have passed away," 
Merritt said. "The memory of the 
angels — children who have died — is also 

Families and friends in Latin cities 
began the celebration by cleaning the 
tombstones of their dead and placing flow- 
ers on the graves. 

According to the tradition, the gates 

between the worlds of the living and the 
dead become open on this day, and the 
dead return to be with their loved ones in 
the world of the living. 

The mission of LASO is to provide 
unity, support and community service 
among Latinos on campus, while promot- 
ing and sharing Latin American culture 
with the CLU community. 

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos on 
campus is one way of achieving that goal. 

'The celebration has been very suc- 
cessful this year," Juanita Pryor, director 
of the Multicultural Center, said. "LASO 
has done an excellent job." 

Photograph from the Echo Archives 

The altar to celebrate the deceased for El Dia de los Muertos. 

"Save Beer. Drink 
Water." RHA plans 
Alcohol Awareness 

By Katie Bashaw 


Alcohol Awareness Week was the big 
topic of discussion at the RHA meeting on 
Monday, Oct. 30, in Nygreen 1 . 

The theme is "Save Beer. Drink 
Water." This slogan will be plastered all 
over campus for the week to advertise 
events and help students to be aware of the 
choices they make in drinking. 

Since official campus events don't 
start until Tuesday, Nov. 7, some halls 
have planned their own kick-off events for 
Monday night. 

Official events started on Tuesday 
with a kick-off lunch in the Pavilion. 

Tuesday night, speaker Randy 
Haveson gave an hour-long presentation 
in the chapel. 

"He doesn't talk about abstinence. It 
is more about drinking responsibly," 
RHA Programmer Margaret Miller said. 

Wednesday night there will be a dis- 
cussion group in the SUB called Student 
to Student. The panel will be made up 
mostly of CLU students who will share 
their experiences with alcohol. S'mores 
will also be served at this event. At the 
NEED on Thursday night in the SUB, 
RHA is hosting Mocktails and Karaoke. 
Blended non-alcoholic drinks will be 
served starting at 10:15 p.m. Friday night 
is Monte Carlo Night in the SUB. 

The week will conclude on Saturday 
night with Club Caf from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
The hall programmers have worked hard 
to plan decorations for the dance. 

Campus rumors about 
Spring Formal are not true 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Spring formal is still on the Las Vegas 
strip! There have been rumors going 
around campus about the dance place hav- 
ing been changed to Henderson, but those 
accusations are false. 

"I was unaware [that] people thought 
the dance was in Henderson. We looked at 
a place called 'Lake of Las Vegas,' which 
is 17 miles from the strip, but decided that 
it would be safer and more convenient if 
the dance was on the strip," Social 
Activities Rep. Crystal Garland said. 

People have already made reserva- 
tions ahead of time and the Spring Formal 
dance will still be in Las Vegas. 

"I was glad to hear it was still in Las 
Vegas. I was annoyed a little to hear it had 

been moved to Henderson because the 
strip sounds like so much fun," senior 
Angel Holquin said. 

Garland assured "The Echo" that the 
dance was, in fact, still on the strip in Las 

'The strip is a four-mile stretch of 
road with great possibilities. We have tons 
of options. We have a committee of about 
six people plus the members of programs 
board to make this dance great," Garland 

"I think the dance will be a success 
because the wait will be worth it. There is 
so much to do [in Las Vegas] and it will be 
tons of fun," senior Jordana Segal said. 

'This can allay the questions and 
rumors that people had because we all 
[now] know it is still in Las Vegas," senior 
Amanda Wood said. 

Tenure: Women vs. men on tenure tracks 

■ Continued from Page 1 

Pomeroy, a sociology professor, said. 
Female professors who have the dominat- 
ing personality may be negatively evaluat- 

"What matters is that professors are 
self-motivating. They teach because they 
love it. They thrive on the students' 
responses. They find teaching very 
rewarding," Jolicoeur. said. 

According to the National Average of 
Church Related institutions, CLU is not 
tar behind. Ninety-four percent of the total 
faculty at CLU with the rank of professor, 
who are tenured or on tenure track, com- 
pares to the 97 percent of the national 
.average. Whereas, CLU \>i\\y allows 75 

percent of the faculty to be tenured at a 
given time; the other schools have no limit 
to the percentage of faculty with tenure. 
Another reason for the gender discrepancy 
may be the age of CLU professors. Many 
more male professors started in the 1960s 
then females, and that is shown by tenure 
statistics. Recently, more female profes- 
sors have joined the CLU faculty. 

"It has not been the experience at 
CLU that women have been denied tenure 
more often than men. The problem is: the 
limit of tenure slots and tenure not being 
allocated historically between depart- 
ments. This turns out to affect the number 
of slots available to women. We are look- 
ing to change due to more flexibility' 
Jolicoeur, said. 

Speaker informs students 
about voting issues for women 

By Tom Galante 


Brown Bag speaker Ruth Hibbard 
spoke on women voter issues in the 
Women's Resource Center on Tuesday, 
Oct. 31. 

The speaker was from the Ventura 
County League of Women Voters. Issues 
that were discussed during the Brown Bag 
had to do with voting for the right candi- 
date in the upcoming election on Nov. 7. 

The issues discussed were reproduc- 
tive rights, education, health care and pub- 
lic safety. Hibbard first discussed the two 
candidates running for president and 
where they stood on the issue of reproduc- 
tive rights. 

A pro-choice president would be able 
to appoint Supreme Court justices, and 
provide protection for abortion clinics and 

A pro-life president would have the 
power to put a gag rule on abortion, no 
protection for clinics or doctors, and no 
funding for fetal research done in labs. 

These are very important issues that 

are on the ballot, and making the right 
choice is critical for each woman voter, 
according to Hibbard. 

The next issue discussed was educa- 
tion. Hibbard talked about Prop. 38, which 
is the school voucher bill in the state of 
California. The federal government would 
pay private schools $4,000 per student if 
this bill were to pass. Prop. 38 also states 
that there are no regulations coming from 
the state on building codes or teacher 
degree policies in private schools. The 
funding for this is from the state but set up 
through the county. 

"This is an important issue on the bal- 
lot and there needs to be awareness on 
what we are voting for in the election," 
junior Karen Hartmen said. 

"This was good awareness to be able 
to hear the issues discussed by someone 
with knowledge, such as today's speaker," 
sophomore Jen Creed said. 

"Next Tuesday is a very important 
day for America, and if women vote on 
these issues correctly, it will enhance our 
outcome over the next four years," 
Hibbard said. 

Auction: CLC auction raises money for CLU 

■ Continued from Page 1 

tant in the President's office, bought a real 
fire hydrant. 

"It's great," Major said. "My dogs are 
going to love it." 

The University Relations department 
now has the task to tally all the money 
earned at the auction and to decide how 
the money will be spent. 

"We ask all the faculty for proposals 

for the money, and the Community 
Leaders Club makes selections for the 
money from that list." Keochekian said. 

With all the success of the auctions, 
Keochekian says there is one special group 
that deserves congratulations for helping 
every year. 

"We really couldn't do this without all 
our volunteers. We have faculty, staff and 
even students who volunteer, because it 
ically is a big job," Keochekian said. 

4 The Echo 


November 8, 2000 

Honoring America's heroes 

By Laura Nechanicky 


The horrific sights of blood, death 
among friends and the rat-tat-tat sounds of 
gunshots and bombs shaking the earth and 
the feelings of frustration will follow those 
who survived the Vietnam War. 

Fear of war will never go away for 
Drama Professor Michael Arndt. 

"Even after 30 years the experience 
never goes away," Arndt said. 

Arndt feels that on Veterans Day peo- 
ple should remember those who fought in 
anyway they could. 

"When I got home the world had 
changed, it took me a while to adjust to 
being comfortable," Arndt said. 

Today, all it takes is the smell of 
moisture, humidity or the sounds of a hel- 
icopter passing by to recreate the images 
of the past, images that war veterans like 
Arndt will never forget. 

'There will be nothing in my life that 
will be that intense as that year in 
Vietnam," Arndt said. 

He was a high school teacher at the 
time he was drafted into the Army, from 
1969-1970, spending one year in Vietnam. 

"Going in the army was something I 
didn't want to do and didn't believe in," 
Arndt said. 

During his time in Vietnam, Arndt 
was a combat infantryman in the Echo 
Company (Recon Platoon), 1st of the 8th 

Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (air mobile). 
His Reconnaissance Platoon consisted 
of 20 men or less. Arndt was involved in 
52 combat missions and 34 firefights 
located in the "Fish Hook" region of 
Vietnam near the Cambodian border. 

"When I got 
home, the 
world had 
It took me a 
while to adjust 
to being 


Arndt said he also crossed into 
Cambodia for a while. A helicopter would 
drop the platoon off and pick them back up 
at the end of the mission. 

"Our job was to try and find the 
enemy," Arndt said. 

Looking back, Arndt believes the 
experience was meant to happen. Now his 
mission is to never forget and keep the 

memories alive, especially on Veterans 
Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 

In October, the Department of 
Veterans Affairs stated that the focus of 
the day is to recognize those who served, 
and to acknowledge the survivors in need 
of care. 

"Veterans Day is a time for me to refo- 
cus and remember the people, my friends 
who died in war," Arndt said. 

Arndt says there is a mistaken belief 
that Veterans Day is taken to celebrate war 
and the military. 

"The general feeling is that veterans 

are old men with gray beards, but in fact 
everybody, whether a resistant recruit or a 
volunteer in this country, needs to be 
remembered," Arndt said. 

Arndt also believes that unless stu- 
dents have family connections, for most 
students, thoughts about the military are 
far away. 

"I think it's important for people, 
young and old, to recognize that there is a 
segment of the population at this universi- 
ty that put themselves out of the comfort 
that most of us experience. This is a very 
isolated community," Arndt said. 

Photograph courtesy of Michael Arndt 

1970: Professor Michael Arndt talks with another soldier in the Vietnam War. 

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Friday, Nov. 3, in an effort to endear their services to this 
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The packet further suggested that the storage and 
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MP3s and other music or video files so that they can be 
accessed from any computer, without having to download 
any excess software. 

At the company's exhibition in their Santa Monica 
office. Chief Marketing Officer Martin Bishop explained 
the reasoning behind the company's marketing drive 
toward college students, as well as giving a demonstration 
of the service. 

"College students are at the forefront of digital 
music," Bishop said, referring to students' 
use of Napster, and other similar 

Bishop also said that e24/7 has used 
e-mail campaigns, online advertisements and 
visits to college campuses to promote their 

One of the most creative of their mar- 
keting campaigns, however, has been the cre- 
ation of a Britney Spears video-spoof called 
"Oops, I Farted Again," as well as a 
Halloween game. Both of these products 
have been spread by e-mail and each of them 
has a small message relating to e24/7's serv- 

So far, e24/7 has been highly successful 
in spreading word of their existence. 

"We've doubled our membership every 
two weeks since we started," Bishop said. 

While describing the concept behind 
e24/7's service. Bishop compared the com- 
pany to other Web-based e-mail services, 
such as Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail. Like these 
organizations, e24/7 offers its users e-mail 

The difference between the services, 
according to Bishop, is that e24/7 is devoted 
to the concept of creating a "digital hub," in 
which users are given space to store and 
access files without having to download 

them onto an individual computer, and the ability to put 
these files in a space where they can be shared by other 
specific members. 

Bishop believes that the ability to share files can be 
useful for groups of college students who are preparing 
presentations; they can place files relevant to their project 
in a shared area so that they can be read and edited by dif- 
ferent members of the team, without having to be physi- 
cally transported by diskette or e-mailed to the other 
members each time a revision is made. 

Currently, e24/7 offers no virus protection services 
and this is something that people using the file sharing 
services should be aware of, as it could pose a serious risk 
to the integrity of one's computer. 

Bishop said that the company is planning on partner- 
ing with a virus protection company, and virus protection 
capabilities are something that e24/7 will have available 
for users in the future. 

Since the core services offered by e24/7 are given to 
members at no cost, the company has found other ways to 
generate a profit, such as advertisements attached to 
e-mails, with links to the advertisers' sites. 

Bishop also said that the company is endeavoring to 
arrange partnerships with entertainment companies. 
According to Bishop, companies such as Sony or Disney 
could use e24/7 as a "distribution platform," through 
which they could send movie trailers or other promotion- 
al goods to members, who could use e24/7's built-in func- 
tions to access these files without needing to download 

Bishop also said that the service's file-sharing abili- 
ties had a lot of business applications as well, in that com- 
panies could create an online database that could be 
accessed and utilized from virtually anywhere with a 
computer and Internet access. 

e24/7 is also planning on making additional storage 
space available for a price, much like Yahoo! and other 
services do. 

Bishop said that there are no plans to start charging 
for the basic e-mail and storage services that e24/7 offers. 

"We will keep that core part of the service free," 
Bishop said. 

November 8, 2000 

The Echo 5 

Not just another cowgirl 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Kasey Chambers' debut CD, "The 
Captain," has been on the Top 10 list of 
country songs for a few weeks now and it 
is currently ranked the fifth most popular 

This 12-tracker features mysterious 
and earthy sounds that ensure easy listen- 
ing without losing the dynamism of the 

Chambers has a unique appeal to her 
voice and several musicians have been 
driven to perform with her. 

She recently concluded an Australian 
tour with the famous American crooner, 
Chris Isaac. Chambers has a luring voice 
that had "country bad boy" Steve Earl 
intrigued and begging to record with her. 

However, they never got a chance to 
combine their talents because they had 
conflicting schedules. 

'The Captain" has appealed to people 
of all musical backgrounds. Her song 'The 
Captain" is an extraordinary song about 
learning the hard way, and with her incred- 
ible range of vocal talents she is utterly 
appealing to the listener. 

"So I slammed the doors they 
slammed at me," is just an example of how 
Chambers expresses learning the hard 
way, and these expressive lyrics from "The 
Captain," portray why she has been on 
Country's Top 10 list. 

She also has songs with a more con- 
temporary bend. For example, the song 
"You Got Car" features lyrics such as 
"I've had as much as I can take, and my 
heart can't take any more." These lyrics 
express the pain of breaking up. 

Terminating a relationship is never 
easy, and Chambers sings how painful it 
can be just to walk away wishing things 
worked out differently. 

In the song "The Flower," she 
sings of how sweet love is when one 
finds a partner. She explains the 
feelings of desire one has and how 
one feels driven to give their partner 

"I would give you all the world 
if I could," is the last line of the song 
which emphasizes the strong motiva- 
tion that people in love have to 
please their partner at all costs. 

In the song "Southern Kind of 
Life," the listener is formalized with 
Chambers' roots. 

"But I turned out all right in the 
North, livin' that Southern kind of 
life," are lyrics that tell the listener 
how Chambers was brought up. 

Chambers has had a lot of pub- 
licity recently. She won Best Female 
Artist of the year in the 14th annual 
ARIA Awards on Oct. 24. She was 
very excited when she received it 
after having had an extremely suc- 
cessful year both at home and abroad 
with her platinum-plus debut album, 
'The Captain." 

Chambers was inspired by her 
first concert and wrote her first song 
at age 13. 

"I entered a songwriting compe- 
tition at a festival and I won. I was 
really excited, because my dad had 
entered, too, and he got third place. I 
thought that was just fantastic. I did 
not let him live that one down for a 
long time. After that, I started writing 
a little bit more," Chambers said. 

I think this CD deserves a 4 
because it turned out just right for all 
those country listeners out there. In 
fact, the album would probably 
appeal to people who enjoy all differ- 
ent types of music. Kasey Chambers 
puts a new twist on old country. 

Photograph courtesy of Warner Brothers Records 

Kasey Chambers' cover of her debut album, "The Captain. " 

Internship offers experience in arts 

Kennedy Center in 
Washington, D.C. offers 
internships to dedicated 

By Susan Tockgo 


Junior Erica Tyssen is currently pursu- 
uing an internship at the John F. Kennedy 
Center for the Performing Arts in 
Washington, D.C. Tyssen was selected out 
of 32 other student applicants to partici- 
pate in this internship and has spent the 
past two months working there. 

The John F. Kennedy Center for the 
Performing Arts is known as the nation's 
busiest performing arts facility and it is 
celebrating its 30th year as a leader in arts 

More than 3,500 performances are 
presented each year, as great performers 
and performances from across America 
and around the world are featured. In 
addition, new arts and new works are nur- 
tured as the Kennedy Center produces and 
has co-produced over 100 theatrical 
works, including "The King and I," and 

The Kennedy Center's affiliate, the 
National Symphony Orchestra, has com- 

missioned new works of ballet and opera. 

In order to maintain a prodigious 
schedule of performances, as a non-profit 
organization, the Kennedy Center offers 
internships for people interested in careers 
in performing arts management and/or arts 

The areas of internships include edu- 
cation, institutional relations, develop- 
ment, administration and inclusion in the 
national symphony orchestra. Tyssen 
serves as an intern for the Friends of the 
Kennedy Center/Volunteers, under the 
area of administration. 

"Some of my responsibilities so far 
have been to write articles for the monthly 
volunteer newsletter, the Friendscript, to 
recruit volunteers for specific events, and 
to assist in finding volunteers for the 
Kennedy Center Honors awards and gala," 
Tyssen said. 

As the application for fall semester 
was due at the end of June, Tyssen filled 
out her application by the end of spring 
semester. She was notified at the end of 
July that she had got the position, and she 
began her internship in Washington, D.C. 
on Sept. 5, and she will continue working 
there until Dec. 15. 

"This has been the best job I have ever 
had. I have met people from all over the 
world and have had amazing opportunities 
that I never thought would be offered to 

me," Tyssen said. 

"After working at the Kennedy 
Center, I found that I do love working in 
the arts and for a non-profit organization. 
I would like to be able to work in a place 
like the Kennedy Center in the future," 
Tyssen said. 

The Kennedy Center is currently 

accepting applications for the 
winter/spring semester. Applications will 
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For more information, the Kennedy Center 
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(202) 416-8800 or visit their Web site at 
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The Echo 

Thanksgiving: The 
forgotten holiday 


I went shopping the other day and 
came home pretty confused and over- 

Halloween just got over with and 
now stores are decorated and stocked 
for Christmas. What ever happened to 

It seems that every year, right after 
Halloween, stores are ready for 
Christmas. Thanksgiving seems to be 
forgotten, lost somewhere between 
the excitement of trick or treating and 
opening Christmas presents. 

The history of Thanksgiving is 
long and complicated. The holiday 
evolved from days of thanksgiving 
during the early American colonial 
days. Days of thanksgiving were 
declared when the harvest was good 
and when a long drought ended. 

There was no formal national 
observance of Thanksgiving until 
1863 when President Lincoln pro- 
claimed the last Thursday in 
November a national day of 

The date of Thanksgiving has 
changed a couple of times since it was 
declared a national holiday, once by 
President Franklin Roosevelt because 
he wanted to create a longer 
Christmas shopping season. 

People were upset with the change, 
and in 1941, Congress declared 
Thanksgiving a national holiday to be 
celebrated on the last Thursday of 

Modem day society does not seem 
to be outraged by stores starting the 
Christmas shopping season before 
Thanksgiving ever occurs. 

Thanksgiving never seems to be rec- 
ognized in stores. Gift shops go from 
selling ghosts and goblins to selling 
Santa Claus and mistletoe. 

I consider Thanksgiving a better 
time to be with family than Christmas 
because the holiday isn't as commer- 

From Nov. 1 to Dec. 25, television 
commercials, newspaper and maga- 
zine advertisements and billboards are 
dominated with selling things for 
Christmas. To me, this takes the true 
meaning out of Christmas. 

Holidays should be days to spend 
enjoying time off from work and 
school with your family, not worrying 
about what to buy who and whether or 
not you get what you want for 

It might actually be a good thing 
that Thanksgiving is ignored by the 
advertising world. It actually gives 
people a chance to enjoy the holiday 
for the reasons it was created rather 
than the reasons it is economically 


November 8, 2000 

Apology not accepted 


I have never been more disrespected in 
my life. For those of you who attended the 
Midnight Madness event on Oct. 20, and 
witnessed the horrifying rendition of our 
National Anthem, you know why I feel this , 

I was more disgusted that night than of 
when Roseanne Arnold grabbed herself pro- 
fanely and spit after screaming the National 
Anthem at the beginning of a San Diego 
Padres game several years ago. 

Kevin Boothe, a former CLU student, 
was randomly chosen from the crowd to 
sing the National Anthem. 

This was a poor decision on the part of 
the people in charge of running the event. I 
talked with a few of the students (who 
requested to remain nameless) who helped 
out with running the event, and they 
explained that the only reason this happened 
was because the scheduled events were not 
taking long enough, so they used the 
National Anthem as a filler for time. 

I am not saying that having the National 
Anthem sung was a bad idea. But there 
should have been someone already chosen 
to sing, preferably someone who would sing 
all of the words, did not appear intoxicated, 
and did not have chewing tobacco in their 

I am sure that any of the members of the 
CLU choir would have loved to have had 
the chance to sing. Having someone lined 
up to do so just in case the need to fill some 

time occurred would have been much better. 

Boothe appeared to be intoxicated, and I 
seem to recall the posters and flyers that 
were posted around campus prior to the 
event specifically saying that it was an alco- 
hol-free event and anyone that appeared 
intoxicated would not be allowed inside. 
This apparently did not happen. 

Boothe 's apology letter, which was print- 
ed as the letter to the editor in the Nov. 1 
issue ofThe Echo, made me feel that it was 
necessary to write my own opinion about 
what happened. 

He explained, in his letter, that he loves 
being an American and that he did not show 
any respect for what it means to be an 
American. I feel that if this statement is true 
then he would have never done what he did 
in the first place. 

Boothe ended his apology by saying that 
he was sorry to those whom he offended. 
This did not sound very apologetic since he 
should be sorry to every American through- 
out the nation, not just those who saw and 
heard him. 

Some of the people that helped put 
Midnight Madness together were faculty 
members. I was perturbed to witness that 
not one of them did anything about the 
whole situation. They just sat back and 
watched Boothe destroy the most important 
song in any American's life. 

At this point you may be wondering why 
I am so upset about this whole ordeal. I 
served my country for four-and-a-half 
years in the Navy. I completed two deploy- 
ments to the Arabian Gulf. 

I also received a Good Conduct Medal 

and an Honorable Discharge. 1 am now a 
veteran and feel very strongly about any- 
thing that has to do with my country. 

Many other students and staff throughout 
the campus are also veterans, so I am look- 
ing forward to sharing my first Veterans 
Day with them this Saturday. 

Boothe said that he was sorry to those 
who were unfortunate enough to hear and 
see him singing. Using the word unfortunate 
is a huge understatement in this case. It felt 
as if my heart had been ripped out of my 
chest and stomped on repeatedly. I will 
never forget what he did, although I would 
give anything to be able to do so. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Former CLU student Kevin Boothe 
butchers the National Anthem. 

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Echo have decided to remove the 

Religion section from the newspaper. 

This decision was made because The 

Echo is understaffed and because the 

size of the newspaper has been cut from 

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NOVEMBER 8, 2000 

Men lose to 
finish fourth 

By Larsen Ensberg 


The California Lutheran University 
men's soccer team ended its 2000 sea- 
son, losing 3-1 to the University of 
Redlands Bulldogs, Wednesday, Nov. 1. 

The Kingsmen ended the season 
with a 13-6-1 overall record and a 9-4-1 
record in SCIAC play. This leaves the 
Kingsmen finishing fourth, ahead of 
Occidental, Whittier, and Cal Tech. 

"We worked extremely hard this 
year. We lost some really close games 
that we feel we could have won. But, 
that's just part of the game," senior cap- 
tain Craig Chelios said. 

The Bulldogs started off the scoring 

"We worked extremely 
hard this year. We lost 
some really close games 
that we feel we could 
have won. But, that's 
just part of the game/' 


11:20 into the first half with Jesse 
Campos lifting a well-placed chip shot 
over Kingsmen goalie Jose Brotherton's 

The Kingsmen tightened their 
defense for the next half hour only to 
have the Bulldogs score again in the 
45th minute of the first half, when Andy 
O'Shay tucked away a cross, heading 
the ball in for a 2-0 lead. 

The Bulldogs scored their third and 
final goal in the 69th minute on a break- 
away by Pete Hubbard. 

The Kingsmen got one back with 
Oskar Kantoft scoring his team-leading 
20th goal of the season in the 81st 

Kantoft finishes off his career third 
on CLU's all-time lists for goals with 53 
and points with 130, in 79 career match- 

With his 20th goal of the season, 
Kantoft also finds himself fourth on the 
list for goals in a single season. 

"I think we had a pretty good year. 
All that's left to do now is to work even 
harder in the off-season to prepare for 
next year," junior Andy Buben said. 


The Echo 7 

Regals bring more to game 

By Katie Bashaw 

Women's soccer concluded its regu- 
lar season undefeated in SCIAC play. 
Since 1991, when CLU joined the 
Southern California Intercollegiate 
Athletic Conference, the Regals have won 
the Championship berth every year, this 
being their 10th consecutive year, with an 
overall SCIAC record of 92-2-2. 

This year with a record of 11-0-1 in 
SCIAC matches, the Regals have had 
much to cheer about. Three of the top 10 
all-time scorers are current team mem- 

Senior midfielder Besty Fisch is 
eighth with 28 goals in three years with 
the Regals, sophomore forward Alix 
Rucinski is number nine with 26 goals in 
two seasons and senior forward Alia Khan 
is 10th with 25 goals in four seasons. 

This year's leading scorer in regular 
season play is Fisch, with 15 goals and 35 
points. Last year, Fisch was named to the 
first team all-SCIAC, and looks well on 
her way to repeating that honor. 

Another Regal who was named to the 
first team all-SCIAC in 1999, who repeat- 
ed her domination of the field in 2000, is 
Khan with seven goals and 18 points. 

Rucinski has also been a dominating 
force for the Regals. She has had seven 
goals, 1 1 assists and 25 points this season. 

Photograph by Karl Fedjc 

Battling a UC Santa Cruz Banana Slug, junior 
forward Leilani Green prepares to pass the 
ball during the Sep. 3 match. The Regals lost 
to the division II Slugs, 1-0. 

Rucinski was also on the first 
team all-SCIAC in 1999, as 
well as being the only first-year 
player to be named to the 
NCAA first team all-american. 
First-year players have 
also had a deciding impact on 
the Regals team this year. 

Freshman defensive player 
Lauren Huckleberry has been a 
contributing factor all season, 
scoring nine goals and with 19 
points in her first year at CLU. 
Freshman Pam Clark, who 
played on the same high school 
team as Huckleberry, has been 
CLU's starting goalie all sea- 
son. She allowed only four 
goals in 747 minutes of playing 
time in SCIAC matches and 
made 30 saves, propelling her 
up the all-time lists for most 
goalie saves: match, season, 
and career, as well as most 
goalkeeper wins: season and 

Overall, the team came 
together this year to be a strong 
force dominating the SCIAC field. 

Much of the team's unity came from 

doing things as a group. The Regals often 

spent time together outside of practice 

and game situations. This season some of 

the players organized a trip to 

Six Flags Magic Mountain and 

then had a BBQ at junior Holly 

Martin's house. Some Thursday 

nights they all go dancing 

together at Hot Apple Pie in 


One night the whole team 
gathered together in the South 
lounge and talked for three hours 
about the goals and direction of 
the team. 

Junior forward Leilani 
Green made the whole team 
candy leis after last week's 
games, and before some games 
some of the players would deco- 
rate the locker room with posters 
to get everyone pumped up. 

Sometimes the Kingsmen 
and Regals soccer teams gather 
together for dinner with the 
entire soccer program. 

Prayer has also had an 
impact on the team. Head Coach 
Dan Kuntz invited each player to 
take time for herself before each 
game, to reflect in whatever her 
religious beliefs may be, and 

Photograph by Karl Fedjc 

Charging with the ball, freshman defender 
Lauren Huckleberry prepares to shoot during 
the Sep. 23 game against Occidental. The 
Regals beat the Tigers, 8-0. 

after games, a group of players gather in 
the circle at midfield and pray together. 

'The prayer keeps me focused on 
what I am doing," junior midfielder 
Malika Rice said. "I play soccer to glori- 
fy God. I love [soccer], but [praying] 
keeps my perspective and team focus in 
the right place." 

The team also sometimes gathered in 
Rice's room to pray before games, and 
she says they will do that again before 
playoffs, .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Besides all the support that the team 
had within itself, the girls also received 
support from parents and community 

Freshman forward Ciera Diaz's par- 
ents made each girl T-shirts that say 
"CLU Soccer isn't just a game, it rocks!" 

Jessica Adams' mother is an elemen- 
tary school teacher and each of her stu- 
dents have adopted a Regal soccer player 
as a pen pal for the season. Before games, 
Mrs. Adams brought the girls letters from 
the students and cookies. 

Youth soccer teams from around the 
area come out to games to support the col- 
lege players. One team got autographs of 
the CLU players and made a pyramid for 
them to run through after a game. 

This support and recognition from 
the community and families played a key 
role in the Regals' 10th SCIAC champi- 
onship season. 

Sally Jahraus 





Simi Valley '96 

Jahraus led the Regals in 
last week's matches, with 
10 kills, four service aces, 
and 12 digs on Tuesday, 
Oct. 31, against Redlands 

athlete of the week 

and with 12 kills and 17 
digs on Thursday, Nov. 2, 
against Pomona. 

Jahraus is presently 
ranked sixth in the SCIAC 
for kills, with a total of 208 
in 70 games, leaving her 
with an average of 2.97 kills 
per game. 

Additionally, Jahraus is 
also seventh in the SCIAC 
for service aces, with a total 
of 30 in 70 games (0.429). 

Consistently leading the 
Regals in kills and a con- 
tending factor in defense, 
Jahraus was named to first- 
team all-SCIAC last year, 

Sally Jahraus 

and looks well on the way to 
repeating that honor again 
this year. 


Cross Country 

NCAA Div. Ill West 

November 11, 9:00 a.m. 
Prado Park 



November 11, 1:00 p.m. 


NCAA Regionals 

November 9-11, TBA 


8 The Echo 


November 8, 2000 

Kingsmen pounce back 

By Jeremy Schrock 


Last Saturday the Kingsmen snapped 
their three-game losing streak, defeating 
the Occidental Tigers, 45-24. 

Saturday's win was the sixth straight 
game that the Kingsmen have won over 
the Tigers. 

The first quarter proved to be very 
prosperous for the Kingsmen. 

Quarterback Chris Czernek put the 
ball up. The ball landed in the arms of 
wide receiver Eugene Sullivan for a 21- 
yard touchdown reception. This play 
ended a drive that totaled nine plays, 96- 
yards and took two minutes and 50 sec- 
onds off the clock. 

The Kingsmen were not yet finished. 
After three plays and four yards the 
Kingsmen were forced to punt. This time 
however, it would be a fake punt. 

Freshman wide receiver Ryan Tukua 
took the snap and passed the ball 15 yards 
into the waiting arms of senior defensive 
back Sean McGaughey. 

He turned the 15-yard pass into a 61- 
yard total run, resulting in another score 
for the Kingsmen. This play was the last 
time a team would score in the first quar- 
ter; it left the Kingsmen ahead, 14-0. 

"We (the Kingsmen) were focused all 

week in practice on making a change, and 
ending our three-game losing streak. 
Before the game we were loose and ready 
to play, we were all focused on one thing, 
each of us had to make a difference," 
McGaughey said. 

The second quarter was not as lucra- 
tive for the Kingsmen, but it gave the 
defense a chance to prove their mettle. 

The Tigers' first possession of the 
quarter turned into a 10-play, 79-yard 
drive that ended in a 34-yard field goal by 
Kicker Matt Bernstein. This put the Tigers 
on the board and left the score 14-3. 

The next score would also be by the 
Tigers, a one-yard touchdown run by Tiger 
quarterback Jesus Zuniga. However, the 
field-goal team would not allow Matt 
Bernstein to put the kick up and score the 
extra point, blocking the attempt. 

This ended a possession by the Tigers 
that lasted seven plays, 62 yards and took 
two minutes and 10 seconds off the clock, 
narrowing the Kingsmen lead to 14-9. 

Kingsmen kicker Ryan Geisler would 
be the next and last person to add points to 
the scoreboard before half time. 

He kicked a 21 -yard field goal that 
split the uprights and put three more points 
on the board for the Kingsmen, taking 
CLU into the second half leading, 17-9. 

At the start of the third quarter, things 

stalemated. Neither team was able to go 
anywhere, until the Kingsmen turned to 
the air and Czernek threw a 38-yard pass 
to Sullivan, which turned into a touch- 

The kick by Geisler was up and good, 
leaving the score 24-9, Kingsmen on top. 
This drive was only one play in length and 
took six seconds off the clock. 

The Tigers were not able to answer 
the play, punting the ball away. The 
Kingsmen took advantage of the Tigers' 
mistake, by completing another pass from 
Czernek to Sullivan which totaled 37 yards 
and resulted in a touchdown. This drive 
was only one play and took nine seconds 
off of the clock, keeping the Kingsmen in 
the lead, 31-9. 

The Tigers would not yet be silenced, 
putting together a drive that lasted 12 
plays, 70 yards and took four minutes and 
26 seconds off of the clock. The scoring 
play was a one-yard pass from Zuniga to 
wide receiver Keoni Schullerts. 

Next, the Tigers attempted a two- 
point conversion and were successful in 
doing so, leaving the score 31-17 at the 
end of the third quarter. 

The fourth quarter started off with 
Tiger quarterback Zuniga rushing three 
yards for a touchdown, after a possession 
that spanned six plays, 66 yards, and took 

two minutes and 42 seconds off the clock, 
narrowing the Kingmen lead, 31-24. But 
this would be the last time that the Tigers 
would lash out against the Kingsmen. 

Toward the end of the fourth quarter, 
the Kingsmen turned to wide receiver 
Brian Woodworth to run the ball, carrying 
for six yards and a touchdown. 

The extra point by Geisler was good 
and ended an eight-play, 80-yard posses- 
sion by the Kingsmen, taking three min- 
utes and 22 seconds off the clock, leaving 
the score 38-24 in favor of the Kingsmen. 

And yet CLU would not stop there. 
They next turned to freshman wide receiv- 
er, Chris Dingman, to pull on in and score. 

The pass thrown by Czernek was a 
success and totaled 38 yards to put the 
Kingsmen on the board for a final time. 
The extra point by Geisler was up and 
good and left the score 45-24, Kingsmen 
with the lead. 

The pass from Czernek to Dingmen 
sealed the fate for the Tigers and left the 
Kingsmen with their first win in three 
games, marking the first win in a confer- 
ence game for the Kingsmen. 

Next Saturday, Nov. 1 1, the Kingsmen 
will take on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in 
Claremont at I p.m. 

This will be the last conference game 
of the Kingsmen football Fall 2000 season. 


From Staff Reports 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Freshman Amanda Kiser and sophomore Kari 
Whitney battle against Pomona-Pitzer on Oct. 31. 

The Regals volleyball team finished up season play 
this week with a match against the Pomona-Pitzer 
Colleges on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and University of Redlands 
on Thursday, Nov. 2. 

Winning against Pomona 15-11, 15-6 
and 16-14, and the Redlands Bulldogs 15-5, 
16-14, 15-6 and 15-6, the Regals maintain- 
ing a second place SCIAC rank behind the 
University of La Verne, to earn an automat- 
ic NCAA West Regional Championship 

The Regals head toward the champi- 
onships with a record of 12-2 SCIAC, and a 
20-7 record overall. They are presently 
ranked fourth in the west.' 

Leading the Regals against Pomona 
were sophomores Sally Jahraus with 20 
kills, four service aces and 12 digs, Jamie 
Arnold with 10 kills, Kari Whitney with 26 
assists and 3 service aces and Tori Fithian 
with four service aces. 

Additionally, freshman Britney West 
totaled 13 kills during Tuesday's match. 
CLU finished the competition with a total of 
14 service aces in all. 

Regals soccer loses to No. 8 
Willamette during semi-finals 

By Shelby Russell 


The Regals soccer team ended its champi- 
onship quest with a loss in the NCAA Division III 
West Regional semi-finals to 8th ranked 
Willamette University on Saturday, Nov. 4. The 
Regals (16-4-1), ranked 19th, lost to the Bearcats 
(18-2-1) with a score of 2-0. 

Both of the goals scored late in the game came 
from Willamette's Buffy Morris, who is presently 
one goal short of the Willamette record for most 
goals in a season with 23. 

Morris scored the first goal 15 minutes into 
the second half, after knocking down a cross with 
her right foot from Willamette's Heather Ebert. In 
the air Morris then converted the collection into a 
perfect shot, with her left foot, while she fell to the 

With just five minutes left to play, Morris 
insured the Bearcat win, scoring off a penalty kick. 

Willamette outshot CLU 15-9. 

Senior mid-fielder Besty Fisch led the Regals 
with five shots on goal, along with junior mid- 
fielder Jenifer Agostino with three shots and junior 
mid-fielder Malika Rice with one. 

Leading the Regals against the Bulldogs were Jahraus 
with 12 kills, three service aces and 17 digs, Whitney with 
39 assists and nine digs, Fithian with 16 digs. West with 
11 kills and seven digs, and Arnold with nine kills and 
eight digs. 

The Regals resume play during post-season NCAA 
competition, Nov. 9-11. 

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Volume 41, No. 12 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

November 15, 2000 


Los Angeles Times Music 

Critic Mark Swed speaks 

about music in L.A. 

See story on page 4 


See how to find a job or internship 

online and learn about the possibility of 

attending traffic school online 

See story on page 5 


Cross Country bids 

farewell to 2000 season at 

West Regional 

See story on page 8 

CLU students 
take part in 
the future 

By Patrick Chesney 


This school year marks the first time 
that CLU students will participate in the 
McBride Foundation's College Bound 
program, in which four students will make 
trips to Oxnard's Cesar Chavez 
Elementary School with the intent of 
teaching the children there the benefits of 
continuing their education into college. 

"We essentially plant the seed that a 
college education is possible," junior 
Jessica Rose said. 

Rose is one of the two site coordina- 
tors at CLU. 

According to the McBride 
Foundation's Weh |b m| ^^, 
"College Bound is a unique and innova- 
tive program aimed primarily at children, 
grades four through six, enrolled in Title I 
public schools." 

Rose said that the program focuses on 
students between grades four and six 
because the program wants to motivate the 
children to start working hard before 
grades actually count. 

The organization goes on to describe 
Title I schools as, "those in which a cer- 
tain percentage of the student body come 
from economically disadvantaged fami- 
lies, and presently there are over 5 million 
children in the United States enrolled in 
such an elementary school." 

Furthermore, according to the organi- 
zation. Title I schools usually contain stu- 
dents who, perhaps due to their socio-eco- 
nomic level, are more vulnerable to drop- 
ping out of school. 

At CLU, Rose and Jennifer Gast, the 
other site coordinator, work under the 
supervision of Gail Strickler at the 
Community Service Office. 

In the previous spring semester, let- 
ters were sent out to various professors, 
asking them to recommend students who 
they thought would be interested in volun- 
teering for the program. Eventually, Rose 
and Gast came up with four 
students — Becky Krause, Raquel Ford, 
Tia Cochran and Shannon Savage. 

These four students were divided up 
into teams of two, one comprised of 
Krause and Ford, the other being Cochran 
and Savage. Each team was assigned a dif- 
ferent classroom to work with. Besides the 
five visits to the classrooms, the two teams 
are also required to take their children on 
a tour of CLU, which will occur in 

The motive behind the classroom vis- 
its and the college tour are to teach the 

Please see MENTOR, Page 4 

"Save Beer. Drink Water." 

Alcohol Awareness Week 
promotes responsible 
drinking for CLU students 

From Staff Reports 

RHA challenged CLU students to 
make a pledge to drink responsibly as part 
of Alcohol Awareness Week, which took 
place Tuesday, Nov. 7 through Nov. 10. 

RHA feels that alcohol awareness 
and education are important for all college 
students whether they choose to drink or 

"Alcohol touches all of our lives, 
whether it be through personal use or, at 
the other end of the spectrum, the people 
down the hall getting drunk and making 
tons of noise," said junior RHA Director 
Kim McHale. "Our campus has dealt with 
some very serious incidences involving 
both drugs and alcohol during the past 
three years." 

On Monday, Nov. 6, each hall held 
activities with alternatives to drinking 
featuring various root beer drinking 

The kick-off lunch was held on 
Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Pavilion. Free 
water bottles with labels that read "Save 
Beer, Drink Water" were handed out. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, students got 
personal in the SUB with "Student to 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 
Casey Jones ('04), Dereem McKinney ('04) and Tim Clunen ('02) participate 
in Monte Carlo night last Friday in the Student Union Building. 

~SfucIe"nt." Information about alcohol 
awareness was available for students to 
browse through and students had the 
opportunity to sign a pledge card. 
Students pledged to drink responsibly. 
Afterwards, students enjoyed s'mores. 

Mocktail Madness and Karaoke took 
place in the SUB Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10 
p.m. RHA members mixed drinks for all 
who attended. Some of the drinks offered 
to students were Safe Sex on the Beach, 
Orange Moo, Soccer Ball Slush and 

Jungle Jive Juice. 

"The mugs were really cool and the 
RHA was awesome for putting it on," jun- 
ior Tim Clunen said. 

On Friday, Nov. 10, Monte Carlo 
night was held in the SUB. Dealers were 
brought in and the SUB was turned into 
Starlight Casino. 

Students played games such as 
roulette, blackjack and craps. People who 

Please see ALCOHOL, Page 4 

AA speaker promotes drinking responsibly 

By Eric Kallman 


Randy Haveson, an alcohol and drug 
awareness speaker, lectured in Samuelson 
Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., as 
part of CLU's Alcohol Awareness Week 

The event was co-sponsored by the 
Residence Hall Association, Resident 
Life and the NCAA. 

Haveson began his presentation by 
asking the audience if they are tired of 
hearing the same repetitive and overused 
speech telling them to never use alcohol 
and "just say no," to which the majority 
of the audience responded affirmatively. 

'The number one reason I'm doing 
this show is because I love alcohol," 
Haveson said. 

Haveson explained how he began 
using alcohol and drugs at a young age, 
and his abuse increased throughout his 
teenage years into his early 20s. 

He explained that alcohol helped his 
social life, and it was easier for him to 
meet people and dance. 

He started cocaine use at the age of 
17 because he thought it helped sharpen 
his baseball skills. It took him from a 
bench warmer to a starter and the team's 

leading hitter. Haveson's chemical abuse 
led him to not eat, so his physical appear- 
ance dramatically improved and it also 
helped his love life. 

Haveson's chemical dependence 
eventually lead him to end a successful 
music career when his band was sched- 
uled to open for "Heart" on a west coast 

tour, but was cancelled due to his sub- 
stance abuse. 

Haveson went on to give examples of 
personal friends whose addictions had 
even worse consequences than his own. 

The captain of the James Madison 

Please see SPEAKER, Page 4 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

AA Speaker Randy Haveson speaks to students about his "0-1-2-3" program. 

2 The Echo 


November 15, 2000 

this week at clu 


november 15 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Jazz Band Concert 
Samuelson Chapel 
8:00 p.m. 


november 16 

Senior Social 

Sparky Anderson Recognition 
Baseball Field 
3:00 p.m. 

"Invasion of the Band iSnatcliers' 
Little Theater 
8:00 p.m. 

"Lip Sync" and Vie NEED 
Student Union Building 
10:00 p.m. 


november 17 

"Invasion of the Baud iSnatcliers" 
Little Theatre 
8:00 p.m. 


november 18 

"Seven Saturdays": Olvera Street, 
China Town and Little Tokyo 
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

USC vs. UCLA Game 

"Invasion oftlie Baud iSnatcliers" 
Little Theatre 
8:00 p.m. 


november 19 

"Invasion oftlie Baud iSnatcliers' 
Little Theater 
2:00 p.m. 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

"Audition Stories 2000" 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
7:30 p.m. 


november 20 

Indian Food Fair 
Student Union 
12:00 p.m. 

Church Council 
Samuelson Chapel 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Association 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


november 21 


Kingsmen Park 
7:00 p.m. 

"Knight Games" 
Beach Volleyball 
Old West ' 
8:00 p.m. 


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For Spring Semester Musical 


Directed by Kevin P. Kern 

Musical Direction by Dan Geeting 

Performing at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza 

April 26-May 6 

The auditions will be held Nov. 27 and 28, in the Preus-Brandt Forum. Sign up for audition 
times in Humanities secretary's office. All must sing, although strong vocal ability is not 
required of all roles. Prepare one verse and chorus of a song from musical theatre. It is pre- 
ferred, though not necessary that you prepare something from the show. We will also be cast- 
ing for our Spring Children's theatre production at the time of auditions. 

Please e-mail director with questions: 
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12:00 p.m. 

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Call Nancy (805) 493-3323 with questions 

November 15, 2000 

The Echo 3 

Different way to heal holistically 

By Katie Bashaw 


Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 
Acupuncturist Joanne Rose talks about her time spent in China. 

Keeping you 
informed: Senate 

Joanne Rose, a licensed acupuncturist, spoke 
about her life as a part of the weekly Brown Bag 
series on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Women's 
Resource Center. 

After high school, Rose's family had no 
money for college, so she got married. By age 29 
she had three kids and only a high school diplo- 

She decided to go back to school and 
enrolled at Santa Monica City College. 

She took classes she was interested in, main- 
ly the sciences. 

A few years later, Rose decided to enroll in 
acupuncture school. 

Rose and her sister had both been diagnosed 
with thyroid cancer; her sister, however, used 
acupuncture and was healed much faster than 

Her family encouraged her to raise her fami- 
ly instead of furthering her education, but she 
was determined and was able to complete four 
years worth of classes in only two years. 

"One time I didn't have enough money for a 
class so I sold a goat. You know, you do what you 
have to do," Rose said. 

Rose graduated from acupuncture school in 
1986, but she still had the desire to learn more. 

"I needed to give myself the gift of going to 
China," Rose said. 

Rose flew to China and stayed at Beijing 
University for three months for $5 a night. 

A friend gave her money for a bike, the main 
mode of transportation in China. 

She spent time at a hospital in Beijing. Her 
initial job was to meet with a doctor, the patient 
and an interpreter. 

The patient would explain his ailment and 
Rose would determine what herbal formula to 
prescribe. She studied the Chinese language at 

"Toward the end, I could understand what 
the patients were saying," Rose said. 

Rose also learned the Chinese manner of 

"Chinese diseases are black and white, based 
on hot and cold or wet and dry. They diagnose 
diseases based on how they mistreat their body 
during different weather situations," Rose said. 

She was also able to study with a man who 
hadn't gotten any degrees, but had the ability to 
cure paralyzed people using an acupuncture tech- 
nique that had been passed down through his 

"He was such a dear man. I wanted to hug 
him, but that would have upset him, so I didn't 
touch him," Rose said. 

After three months, Rose returned home to 
Southern California. She is now working in her 
fourth clinic and owns a substance abuse center. 

"I did my college and my being away in the 
dorm in my forties. Everyone says 'I have to do 
this now.' I say, 'no you don't.' Everyone has 
their own timing. If I tried to do this at 19 I 
wouldn't have gotten it. I don't think it is any- 
thing amazing. It's just my life," Rose said. 

CLU student can verify that 
the price is definitely right 

By Laura Nechanicky 


By an 11-0 vote on Monday, Nov. 6, 
in Nygreen 1, ASCLU Senate passed the 
Nygreen Hall Renovation Resolution. This 
resolution strongly urges President 
Luedtke and the Campus Beautification 
Committee to make the renovation of 
Nygreen Hall a top priority for campus 
improvements this year. 

'This benefits everyone. I think it's 
one of the most important things we can 
do this year," junior Senator Bret 
Rumbeck said. 

Rumbeck proposed that the adminis- 
tration replace one-piece desks with 
tables, repair air conditioners, install car- 
peting and update all maps. 

'The maps are embarrassing, and that 
makes me mad. Maps shouldn't be 12- 
years-old," Rumbeck said. 

Senior Senator Inga Magi suggested 
adding white boards to the resolution. 

"I have a harder time reading the 
chalkboards," Magi said. 

The resolution will now go to the 
administration to consider. 

'The renovation not only enhances 
the learning environment for students but 
also for students of the future," Rumbeck 

In other senate reports, ASCLU 

President Bryan Card reported that the 
new Technology Building is almost fully 
funded and will hopefully break ground in 
the spring. 

"We have $1 million to go. It's awe- 
some," Card said. 

In Associate Dean of Students Mike 
Fuller's report, $25,000 will be used to fix 
doors in various residence halls and Fuller 
is still encouraging student leaders to con- 
tribute to the capital campaign fund. 

"Participation is more important than 
amount," Fuller said. 

Dean of Students Bill Rosser reported 
finalizing the committee to decide the new 
health and service director. The committee 
is comprised of four students, faculty and 

"Hopefully we get a great health and 
service director," Rosser said. 

In other reports, junior Senator Matt 
Bock reported working on getting guide- 
lines structured for the creation of new 
clubs on campus, and freshman Senator 
Kristin Smith reported working with her 
committee to prepare a survey to see how 
happy students are in regards to the CLU 

Card said the confusion is in what it 
means to be a Regal, and what it means to 
be a Kingsman. 

"We are looking for some single soli- 
tary change," Card said. 

By Katie Bashaw 


Sophomore Scott Mehl won a car as a 
contestant on the TV game show "The 
Price is Right," on Thursday, Oct. 11. 

Mehl's day started off with the inter- 
view process that every audience member 
must go through, so that the producer can 
pick who he wants to appear on the show. 

"I was just normal, so I didn't think 
there was anything special. I didn't think I 
was going to go on . . . when I got called 
up I was very surprised and excited," Mehl 

Mehl was one of the first four contest- 
ants chosen to start off the show. The other 
contestants kept bidding $1 over Mehl's 
bid, so he didn't get to go up in the first 
few rounds. 

Finally, Mehl bid $1 over the highest 
bid on a wood burning stove and got to go 
up on stage to meet the show's host. 

"Bob Barker is old," Mehl said. 

Mehl played the Dice Game to try and 
win a Chevy Prizm. 

He had to guess the price of the car by 
rolling the dice and saying if he thought 

the next number in the sequence was high- 
er or lower or exactly what the dice 

Mehl guessed all the right numbers. 
By winning that game, Mehl won not only 
a car, but a chance to spin the wheel to 
compete in Showcase Showdown. 

In spinning the wheel, Mehl had to 
come as close to $1 without going over. 

Mehl spun the wheel and qualified for 
the Showdown. 

"The whole thing was just like a 
dream. It went by so fast, I didn't know 
what was going on," Mehl said. 

In the Showdown, Mehl had to bid on 
a remote control boat, a cruise and a 2001 
Plymouth Cruiser. 

He over-bid and lost the Showdown to 
the other contestant. 

"I was very happy, though," Mehl 
said. "I was stoked to have won what I did, 
and it was a big deal to her, so I'm glad she 

Mehl plans to sell the Prizm and use 
the money to pay off the Jeep he currently 

"I'll put the rest of the money away," 
Mehl said. 

ASCLU-G Meetings are held every Monday in Nygreen 1: 

Senate 5:30 p.m. 

Programs Board 7:00 p.m. 

RHA 8:30 p.m. 

Photograph courtesy of Salry Sagen 

Scott Mehl, along with other CLU students, at "The Price is Right" taping. 

The Echo 

November 15, 2000 

Swed on music, past and present 

Photograph by Chris Schmitthenner 
Mark Swed speaks in Samuelson Chapel on the history of music in LA. 

Speaker: Haveson teaches 
to use his "0-1-2-3" program 

■ Continued from Page 1 

University football team died in a drunken 
driving accident two weeks before his 
scheduled graduation. 

A woman he knew woke up from a 
cocaine-induced blackout in prison, only 
to find out she was to be charged for 
manslaughter since she hit and killed a 
pedestrian while attempting to drive her- 
self home. 

"One night, one decision, one mis- 
take," Haveson said. 

Haveson explained his system of how 
to drink safely. 

"People either tell you to 'just say no' 
or 'just have another' and no one teaches 
how to drink safely, but I will," Haveson 

Haveson calls his plan "0-1-2-3." 

Haveson says that sometimes "0" 
drinks is the best choice, like the night 
before finals or a big game. 

People should drink no more then "1" 
alcoholic beverage an hour, because that is 
all your liver can metabolize. 

One should drink no more then "2" 
days a week, because studies show that 
people with alcohol abuse problems drink 
three or more times a week. 

Finally one should not have more then 
"3" drinks when one goes out, since that is 
all the alcohol one can reasonably handle. 

Haveson speaks to university student 
bodies and college athletic teams around 
the nation. 

Haveson also has an informational 
web site,, which 
includes his e-mail address. 

By Brooke Peterson 


Mark Swed, music critic for the LA 
Times, spoke about the future of Los 
Angeles as the major music capital, on 
Monday, Nov. 13, in Samuelson Chapel. 

Swed has lived most of his life in or 
near Los Angeles and he believes there is 
no other place like it. 

"There's always something to discov- 
er here," Swed said. 

This statement proved to be the main 
topic of his speech as he took the audience 
through the history of Los Angeles. 

Swed talked about the major impor- 
tance of having so many famous com- 
posers in Los Angeles during the 1930s 
and 1940s. 

"There was no other place in the 
world that was a major music capital. 
Even New York couldn't compete. This is 
almost forgotten now," Swed said. 

Swed spoke about how Los Angeles 
has changed the way the world looks at 
music. Los Angeles has been heralded as 
being at the forefront of many major 
trends in society, and it is widely known as 
a place that just keeps moving forward. 

Swed asks the question, however, "Is 
this a good thing or a bad thing?" 

Swed mentioned the scandal at UCLA 
where a $5 million donation was given to 
re-build the concert hall. 

In appreciation of the donation, the 
school was going to name the complex 
after the donor. What was overlooked. 

Mentor: Program teaches 
children importance of college 

■ Continued from Page 1 

children about the many aspects of col- 
lege life. 

According to the organization, class- 
room visits and a tour of the student facil- 
itator's educational institution are uti- 
lized to introduce children to the different 
aspects of higher education. 

The organization states that ". . . the 
children are introduced to numerous 
aspects of higher education, including 
discussions about the differing types of 

higher education institutions, the admis- 
sions process, course curriculum, day-to- 
day student life and the various financial 
options for paying for a post-secondary 

Rose said that the program has been 
doing well so far, thanks to the efforts of 
the students involved. 

"The students ... at CLU are very 
excited and [are] working hard to make it 
a success," Rose said. 

Rose also said that they would most 
likely be doing more recruitment work 
again this coming spring. 

however, was the fact that the complex 
already had a name. The name was of an 
old composer who contributed vastly to 

The question asked by all was 
whether or not the name should be 
changed since the times were changing as 

Swed talked about the importance of 
knowing the history of Los Angeles. 

"We're in a very, very curious situa- 
tion. The past shows you the direction to 
the future," Swed said. 

Swed believes that the more we 
understand the way in which Los Angeles' 
past has led society into different waves, 
the more we will understand the direction 
we need to be going for the future. 

Swed commented on the diversity in 
culture and music in Los Angeles. It is 
these differences in people which make 
the music so rich and different. People 
don't just listen to one kind of music, they 
listen to several. 

'That's L.A.'s legacy," Swed said. 

Swed also talked about music today. 
As a music critic he tries to write about 
people who do something new. He men- 
tioned the band Beck as being unique. 

"I love it when I have something 
new — when people look at things in new 
ways," Swed said. 

The role of a music critic, according 
to Swed, is a very difficult thing to think 

"Music gives us a whole lot of clues 
about how the world operates," Swed said. 

Alcohol: Awareness 
brought to CLU students 

■ Continued from Page 1 

had the most chips at the end of the night, 
won a trip to Las Vegas. 

"It's the most fun I have ever had get- 
ting lucky," junior Tyrel Miles said. 

Ending the week was Club Caf on 
Saturday, Nov. 11, which was a dance 
party held in the cafeteria. In addition to 
the activities last week, a campus-wide 
pledge drive has been started. This year 
RHA worked very hard on developing a 
theme and marketing scheme that was 
catchy and easily marketable. 

"We felt that the wordplay off the 

'Save Water, Drink Beer' slogan was fun 
and thus we chose our theme, 'Save Beer. 
Drink Water,'" McHale said. 

"In addition to educating students, we 
try to provide alternatives to going out and 
drinking. Mocktails and Karaoke, Monte 
Carlo Night and Club Caf are all examples 
of alternative programming. Plus, they are 
fun too," McHale said. 

"It is very important to me that stu- 
dents don't see our campus as a 'we hate 
alcohol campus,' but rather that we have 
policies that we do on campus because 
alcohol and a strong learning environment 
rarely co-exist," Associate Dean of 
Students Michael Fuller said. 

Photograph by Scott Andersen 

Morgan Alley ('02), Kirstine Odegard ('02) and Katrina Seibel ('02) enjoy the 
Alcohol Awareness kick-off lunch last Tuesday in the Pavilion. 


NOVEMBER 15, 2000 


The Echo 5 

Netscape: Job Search 



Internet makes job search easy 

Many Web sites are available for 
students to find jobs both while in 
school and after graduation 

By Brianne Davis 


Finding a job after graduation is the main concern 
for most college seniors. There are many different 
places to turn to when it comes to looking for a job. The 
World Wide Web has a seemingly infinite number of 
Web sites to help students find internships and jobs. 
There are also many sites that offer tips for writing 
cover letters and resumes, as well as preparing for inter- 

The Career Center at CLU suggests that students 
use a Web site called E-recruiting before they use any 
other job search Web site. E-recruiting can be accessed 
directly at or by visiting the CLU 
Web site at and using the Career 
Services shortcut. 

The Career Service Center can help students identi- 
fy their career goals, improve their resumes and find a 
job or internship. 

Information about jobs for CLU students is kept up- 
to-date by the Career Service Center staff. Director 
Cindy Lewis is very optimistic about the site and how 
much help it is to students. 

"We are really trying to get as many people as pos- 

sible to register," Lewis said. is a site that posts all internships, 
part-time and full-time positions on campus. There are 
currently over 300 openings on the site. 

In addition to posting positions from employers 
who want to find CLU students and alumni, the site can 
also be used to e-mail positions directly to students if it 
matches their interest or major. 

"All students need to do is post a profile on the sys- 
tem, which takes about 15 minutes, and we will send rel- 
evant positions to them as they come in to the career 
center," Lewis said. 

Logging on to E-recruiting is fairly simple. Users 
are given all the instructions and information right at the 
start so they can get what they need quickly and easily. 

Another Web site for job searching is 
This site has resume" writing tips, comments from 
employers, a frequent mistakes section and many sam- 
ple resumes and cover letters. is not as widely used because it is 
mainly for searching for jobs after graduation unlike E-, which has job openings for students 
both while in school and after graducation. 

" is a very well organized site. I would 
definitely look it up after graduation, but for now E- 
recruiting looks like a better option," sophomore 
Christopher Berg said. 

The Career Service Center has tons of books and 
other resources to look at for job and resume" informa- 
tion. The most difficult part of job searching is figuring 
out what kind of job one would like. 

Internet job search 










f* - 5 

Netscape:Online Traffic School 

Violators can attend 
traffic school online 

By Marianne Orstad 


The inconvenience of driving to 
and attending traffic school courses has 
come to an end for residents of selective 
California counties. Many people now 
have the traffic school online. 

"It is a very convenient service that 
we offer and the response has been 
tremendous," said Sam Cump, president 
of the Online Traffic School. "About 20 
percent of all traffic students in 
California are using our service." 

Eligibility to attend traffic school 
online depends on the county where the 
ticket is cited. If the ticket is given in a 
county that has not yet approved traffic 
school online, the option to attend 
Online Traffic School is not available. 

Online Traffic School was original- 
ly established in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 
1997. As many as 37 out of 58 counties 
in California have authorized this online 
service, including Ventura County and 
Santa Barbara. Oregon, parts of Nevada 
and Arkansas also offer online traffic 
school. According to Cump, four to five 
states are awaiting approval of the serv- 
ice within the next six months. 

Cump noted the benefit of traffic 
school online for people with busy 
schedules, such as students, hard work- 
ers and full-time mothers. 

According to a survey done by 
Online Traffic School, almost 100 per- 
cent of the graduates stated that they 
were completely satisfied. It also guar- 
antees money back if the service does 
not meet the student's satisfaction. 

"If anyone should find an online 

course approved in your jurisdiction at a 
lower price, they can simply send us a 
hard copy of the advertised price and we 
will refund the difference," Cump said. 

There are several counties that are 
against the Online Traffic School. 

"There is no guarantee that the peo- 
ple that get the tickets will actually 
spend eight hours and do it themselves," 
Graciela Nacl said. 

Nacl is an employee for the traffic 
school division in Merin County, which 
is against Online Traffic School. Nacl 
questions the credibility and how diffi- 
cult it is to hold people accountable for 
actually attending traffic school online 

"My neighbor had his wife attend 
online traffic school for him because he 
was too busy himself," Nacl said. 

Nacl is concerned that the expected 
increase in interest for Online Traffic 
School throughout the nation may be a 
threat to traditional traffic schools and 
eventually put them out of business. 

"I don't think the right answer is to 
make this punishment easier and more 
convenient for people. This will not nec- 
essarily prevent them from breaking the 
law again," Nacl said. 

Despite some negative outlook on 
the Online Traffic School, most people 
appreciate the fact that traffic school is 
now available over the Internet. 

"You never know what's next," 
Nacl said. 

To register, make the payment and 
begin the course. Courses can be 
completed at any time of the day. 




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November 15, 2000 ] 

Get down with sci-fi Orgy 

By Jackie Dannaker 


"We never know how people are 
going to react to our band, but they always 
react," said Orgy's vocalist Jay Gordon. 

"Vapor Transmission," the follow-up 
to Orgy's 1988 debut CD, "Candyass," 
brings a new meaning to sci-fi. Sometimes 
stainless steel robotics works and some- 
times it doesn't, but in this case it did. The 
disc is not dance music, except maybe for 
the song "107," which has a distinct beat. 

It has some luring lyrics in that song 
such as "it's about the constant addiction, 
about the greater demands I reached for 
the laugh with only seconds left." 

In the song "Fiction," scientific 
things are explained, such as a girl who 
dreams in digital. This song differs great- 
ly from the songs on their previous CD. 
Orgy has a taste all its own which appeals 
to the audience and makes them enjoyable 
to listen to. 

There are songs on the CD that have 
little to do with science like "Saving 
Faces," which talks about how fashion 
overcame a girl and nothing became of 

"She lives the glamour days, the 
Euro-fashion phase so set another trap . . . 
she's getting wasted again." These words 
show that Orgy does not just understand 

the scientific side, but other issues of soci- 
ety too. 

Another song about fashion and its 
effects is "Chasing Sirens," which is about 
people in general and why they must 
change themselves and become someone 

"If you need to change your style 
sometimes to please and satisfy they'll call 
you a hypocrite," which 
is an extreme view of 
society which is ever- 

They also talk 
about issues of believing 
in yourself like in the 
songs "The Odyssey" 
and "Suckerface." In the 
song "Odyssey" there 
are lyrics such as "what 
would you do if you 
believed in yourself," 
with a strong beat that 
makes for good music 
with a meaningful mes- 

Also, in the song, 
"Opticon," there are 
lyrics such as "let's fake 
an answer for the curi- 
ous, let's fake it all for 
the fame, living the 
fairytales and lies," 

which tells the listener that fame is just a 
superficial high. Jay Gordon, the band's 
vocalist, still sounds like Marilyn Manson 
would if Manson could hold a note. The 
choruses of the songs still possess a flair 
for the dramatic. 

Also, Orgy is the meaning of glam 
rock with the pounding layers of thunder- 
ing drums and drum machines. Orgy has 

gotten a lot of publicity and support for 
this CD. 

"It's something fresh and new-that's 
what turns me on. I think they'll appeal to 
a lot of kids and a lot of different people. 
They're fashionable pretty dudes, so all the 
chicks will dig'em. And they're real heavy 
so hopefully a lot of our friends will like 
them too," Korn's Jonathan Davis said. 

Photograph courtesy of Elementree Records 
The band "Orgy," posing for the cover of their new album, "Vapor Transmission." 

Let the body 
invasion begin 

By Patrick Chesney 


California Lutheran University's 
drama department's latest original pro- 
duction, "Invasion of the Baud 
iSnatchers,"coutd best be described as 
one part "Star Wars," one part 
'Terminator 2," and one part "Kids in 
the Hall," all mixed into a B-movie 
blender and sprinkled lightly with rock 
music on top. 

"Baud iSnatchers" was written and 
directed by Associate Professor Kenneth 
Gardner, and is set in the style of a sci- 
ence-fiction rock musical. The cast is 
composed mainly of CLU students with 
cameo appearances by various faculty 
members, including President Luther 

Apparently, the serious issues pro? 
posed by the musical were put on the 
slow burner and instead the cast seems 
to have concentrated on enhancing the 
comic aspect of the production. 

Throughout both acts of "Invasion 
of the Baud iSnatchers," hardly a minute 
would go by without the majority of the 
audience erupting in laughter. 

Gardner and the cast provided this 
comic relief through a combination of 
clever scriptwriting, melodramatic act- 
ing and amusingly cheesy props. 

Many of the lines in "Invasion of 
the Baud iSnatchers," were taken almost 
directly out of science-fiction classics, 
with the majority of these coming from 
"Star Wars." 

Even some of the music was done 

with the intent to spoof popular movies. 
The song "Waiting," for instance, at 
some point bears a striking resemblance 
to the theme song for the 007 movie, 
'The Spy Who Loved Me." 

The cast of "Baud iSnatchers" also 
contributed to the humorous nature of 
the musical, sometimes acting with sin- 
cere solemnity and other times acting 
with irreverent absurdity. 

Cast members who were particular- 
ly good at gauging their roles included 
junior Andrew Gratt, who excelled as 
the exceedingly morose arch-villain, 
Maxwell Faxwell, and sophomore 
Annemarie Bjordal, who played the 
wonderfully loony Wesley Livingston. 

Even the stage props, like the script 
itself, poked fun at popular culture. 
Many of the items seen on stage could 
have come from Toys R Us, including 
plastic light sabers and a Jar Jar Binks 
inflatable chair. 

In the end, the only complaint that 
could possibly be said about the musical 
is that it is too funny, as most of the 
social commentary that the production 
attempts to profess is lost amid the vari- 
ous one-liners and amusing musical 

All in all, however, "Invasion of the 
Baud iSnatchers" is an extremely amus- 
ing production and should be recom- 
mended to anyone in need of a good 

"Baud iSnatchers" will be shown on 
Nov. 16, 17, and 18 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 
19 at 2 p.m. in the Little Theater, locat- 
ed next to the Student Union Building. 

Gettin' swiggy wit' it 

By Ryan McElhinney 


I think Will Smith said it best when 
he proclaimed, "850is if you need a lift, 
who's the kid in the drop? Who else? 
Will Smith! I was really funny in Men In 
Black, but now they cut all my funny 
lines, and try to make me too serious...." 

I'm not sure exactly how the rest of 
that goes, but it leads us to an interesting 
point— if "The Legend of Bagger Vance" 
is any indication of Will Smith's actual 
acting ability, let's just say we should all 
hope it cannot get any worse. 

"The Legend of Bagger Vance" 
seems less about what it reads, and more 
about Matt Damon's character Rannulph 
Junah. This may sound simple, but I 
think I may have solved the mystery of 
why film makers chose the title as they 

"The Legend of Rannulph Junah" is 
a stupid movie title. I am sorry to report 
that they should have chosen the latter so 
as not to mislead viewers. 

This film begins with an ultra-con- 
densed reflection on the life of one 
Rannulph Junah, golf legend, and local 
hero in Savannah, Georgia. 

It is 1914 and Junah has made a 
name for himself by being the youngest 
ever to win a Georgia amateur golf tour- 

He goes on to win several other tour- 
naments . . . yaddah, yaddah ... he vol- 
unteers for service in World War I. 

The story at this point is being told 
by an old man (Jack Lemmon) who wit- 
nessed the events of the film as a young 


The action shifts briefly — and 
senselessly — to Junah leading his men 
out of the trenches of France. Apparently, 

he suffered some sort of horrible tragedy 
during the war because he disappears 
into the seethy underbelly of Savannah 
after the war. 

The boy manages to find Junah 
drunk and playing cards in an old aban- 
doned plantation house. 

The boy pleads with Junah to play in 
an upcoming tournament, and Junah ini- 
tially denies the request. 

Once again, it seems, this is where 
the fun starts. While hitting balls outside 
his house that same night, Junah squints 
to see Bagger Vance appear out of the 

Smith's typically tactful and sharp 
humor makes a brief appearance at this 
point in the movie, but fizzles from then 

Through most of the film, it remains 
unclear exactly what or who Bagger 
Vance is supposed to be. I was thinking 
maybe Yoda, or perhaps more like a 
"Fight Club" type alter-ego (highly 
unlikely). The end of the film solves this 
mystery, sort of. 

I can, with a reasonable amount of 
certainty, say that one could figure out 
the movie simply by watching the trailer. 
It is predictable, hastily thrown together 
and even boring. 

And finally, I hate to disappoint any 
of the sometimes ravenous Robert 
Redford fans with this next observation, 
but the actual sections of the film that 
looked directed were few and far 

One could say that portions of 
filmed material were jammed together at 
the last minute to create what appeared to 
be the remnants of a movie. 

Anyone who loved "A River Runs 
Through It" should not see this movie, 
because it will truly hurt. 

November 15, 2000 


The Echo 7 

Should I stay or 
should I go? 


Elections were over a week ago, 
and I am sitting here wondering when 
we're going to know who the next 
president of the United States is. 

It is ridiculous that this country can- 
not count ballots in a timely manner so 
those of us seriously thinking about 
moving to a foreign country if George 
Bush is elected can start packing. 

I understand that the difference in 
votes between Al Gore and Bush were 
so close in some places that a recount 
is necessary. What I don't understand 
is why Bush is going to court to get an 
injunction to prevent further recounts. 
Does Bush have something to hide 
or were his feelings a little hurt that a 
bunch of people admitted they acci- 
dentally voted for Buchanan instead 
of Gore and not instead of for him? 

I would like the next president of 
the United States to be elected to the 
position because the majority of the 
population wanted him there. 1 also 
would like to assume that the next 
president is elected because he won 
the election fairly without any doubt. 
If I were Gore or Bush right now, I 
would most likely have an ulcer by 
now and would be completely neurot- 
ic. Election results should be clear and 
not questionable as they are now. 

Whichever candidate ends up win- 
ning should want to win because he 
had the most votes, both popular and 

I can't understand why Bush would 
bother with a lawsuit because I would 
expect any presidential candidate to 
want to know he won fairly. Bush 
should want whoever wins the elec- 
toral votes in Florida to win the elec- 
tion. I would never be able to respect 
a president who was elected but who 
might not have deserved to have won 
the election. 

I'm not a politics buff and will 
never admit to being one, but my 
understanding of the electoral college 
is to act as a system of checks and bal- 
ances for the voting citizens of the 
United States and to make sure that 
the best candidate is elected president. 
The current system does not seem 
to be working so well right now. For 
the most part, up until this election 
year, the candidate with the popular 
vote has also won the majority of the 
electoral college votes. 

This election might be one of the 
only where the candidate with the 
majority of popular votes does not win 
the election. This seems to be a sure 
sign that the country needs to change 
the way it decides the next president. 
Changing the system definitely 
isn't convenient, but it is about time 
that it were at least reconsidered. 

'Antigone' not covered 

In my 18 years at CLU, during which Drama has pro- 
duced 75 main stage productions, there has never been a pro- 
duction which has not gotten at least a picture or feature in 
The Echo. 

The recent production of "Antigone" received no cover- 
age other than a calendar-listing. I applaud the inclusion of 
the Arts section in The Echo but I am concerned that there is 
minimal coverage of campus arts events. 

It is sad that the L.A. Times and the Ventura County Star 
within the last week published two positive reviews and one 
flattering feature with pictures on CLU Drama productions 
and The Echo had none. 

My main reason in writing, however, is to publicly 
acknowledge the fine work done by the collaborative team 
who produced "Antigone." 

Faculty designers Lolita Ball, Mary Murdock and 
Patricia Marsac and their student crews created an exciting 
visual world for the play. 

Student actors Barry Finnegan, Jacquelynne Fontaine, 
Fred Hamel, Lesley Aimer, Emily Maclntyre, Ryan Hyfield, 
Erika Lawler, Gregorio DeMasi, Jeremy Nausin, Ben 
Maclntyre, Brendon Kinion, Simone Rizkallah and Jessica 
Klimon created an especially strong ensemble of quality, 
focused performances. 

Michael J. Arndt 
Drama Chair 

Let it go 

I am writing this "bit" in response to the Opinion article 
"Apology Not Accepted" (November 8) by Cory Hughes 
about Kevin Booth. 

The actions of Kevin Booth were very wrong and the sen- 
timents of Cory were well stated and right on the mark. 
However, I think it is time that this matter be laid to rest. 

I have known Kevin Booth for three years, and although 
I was extremely disappointed in his actions, I was very 
impressed with his apology note and his personal apologies to 
those that were affected. 

Many of us have made bad decisions. I think it is now 
time that we accept his apology and remember all of the won- 
derful parts of Kevin and the fact that he is an asset to this 

Jenny Brydon 
Educational Programs 

Understaffed and 
out of space 

Just imagine my disappointment, as a student of 
California Lutheran University, to discover that our paper is 
so understaffed that there is no more time nor paper (re: eight 
pages now instead of 12) for God. 

How sad. One of the things that I have come to appreci- 
ate of our University is the privilege to be enrolled at a 
Christian college and the only "Christian" requirement is 
Religion 100 and an upper division religion class. 

I suppose that putting religious articles on the back burn- 
er until something worthy of printing may actually be benefi- 
cial — though currently I fail to see how. We are students of 
California Lutheran University whose mission is to give us 
the opportunity to explore faith and reason. 

The flame for spirituality should be encouraged, and any 
activities that encourage this fervor should be recognized. I 
think that by passing the opportunity to explore faith via The 
Echo is a shame, and if this is to be so, then I would like a bet- 
ter reason than just being "understaffed" and "out of space." 
There are solutions to every problem. 

Colleen Moel/er 



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November 15, 2000 

Cross Country 
ends season at 
West Regional 

By Shelby Russell 


The Kingsmen and Regals cross 
country teams ended their season, 
Saturday, Nov. 11, at the West Region 
Cross Country Championships, at Prado 

'This was our third time this year 
running there. Being familiar with the 
course helps us out, we know where the 
miles are. We are able to pace ourselves 
according to where each mile is. Also we 
know where the hills were," junior Jamie 
Pearcy said. 

The Regals finished the competition 
in 12th place, out of 14 teams, with a 
team score of 335. 

Leading the Regals was senior Lisa 
Pierce, in 46th place out of 100 competi- 
tors, with a time of 20:22.30. 

"I was disappointed with my last 
race, but overall as a season I was pretty 
happy. There were a lot of girls that PR'd 
this week," Pierce said. 

Following were sophomore Jamie 
Pearcy, in 70th place, with a time of 
21:39.70; freshman Amanda Klever in 
75th place, with a time of 21:50.00; 
sophomore Katie Bashaw, in 80th place, 
with a time of 22:11.60 and senior 
Nicole Montee, in 88th place, with a 
time of 22:54.50. 

Also running for the Regals were 
senior Ashley Daub, in 90th place, with 
a time of 22:57.60, and sophomore 
Christin Newby, in 95th place, with a 
time of 23:30.00. 

The Kingsmen finished the compe- 
tition in 12th place, out of 13 teams, with 
a combined score of 364. 

Leading the Kingsmen was sopho- 
more Tom Ham, in 49th place, out of 100 
competitors, with a time of 28:39.10. 

Following was freshman Tim Huck, 
in 85th place, with a time of 31:01.70; 
junior David Schafer, in 89th place, with 
a time of 31.50.00; senior Karl 
Stutelberg, in 93rd place, with a time of 
31.58.80 and freshman Josh Kramer, in 
96th place, 32.49.40. 

Differing from other sports in the 
nature of competition, the success of the 
team is contingent upon the success of 
the individual runners. 

"Cross country is such a mental 
sport, it's just you out there. I think that 
at this level people in college when they 
run, they're doing it for life. The dedica- 
tion level is much higher, the expecta- 
tions are much higher, it's a lot to live up 
to," Pearcy said. 


Women's Basketball 

Willamette University 

November 18 & 19, TBA 

Stags topple Kingsmen 

By Shelby Russell 


The California Lutheran University 
Kingsmen football team finished its sea- 
son with a 49-31 loss to Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps Colleges last Saturday, 
Nov. 11, at Claremont. 

The Kingsmen took an early lead 7-0, 
as they were the first on the board, with a 
one-yard touchdown run by senior run- 
ning back Dorian Stitt, and a kick that was 
good, from senior kicker Ryan Geisler. 

Claremont retaliated three minutes 
later, with a 13-yard run by Ryan Gocong, 
and a kick by Owen Berger that was good 
for the extra point. 

Tipping the scales in Claremont's 
favor, with just over a minute left in the 
first quarter, the Stags scored on a one- 
yard touchdown run by Gocong, with the 
extra point good from Berger, to put the 
stags ahead 14-7. 

Minutes into the second quarter, the 
Kingsmen replied with a 12-yard touch- 
down run by Stitt, and an extra point from 
Geisler. This 12-play effort spanned 72 
yards and was good to tie the game at 14- 

But the Stags were to answer with a 
drive of their own. Spanning 80 yards in 
11 plays, Claremont's Nick Bonacci 
scored on a one-yard touchdown run, with 
the extra point contributed by Berger, put- 
ting Claremont in the lead 21-14. 

Quickly responding to the pressure, 
the Kingsmen answered with 75-yard, 
five-play drive that ended with freshman 
wide receiver Jimmy Fox catching a 41- 
yard pass from senior quarterback Chris 
Czernek. With the kick good for the extra 
point, the Kingsmen tied it up 21-21. 

Insuring the Kingsmen lead going 
into the half, Geisler added three points 
with a 20-yard field goal at the 00:01 
mark of the second quarter, putting the 
Kingsmen on top 24-21. 

The second half would not end with 
the Kingsmen in the lead. 

Claremont returned from the half to 
start the scoring anew, off of a three-yard 
touchdown run by Gocong, with an extra 
point from Berger, to take the lead 28-24, 
midway through the third quarter. 

And yet, the Kingsmen would not be 
silenced so soon, responding half a minute 
later, with a one-yard touchdown run by 
quarterback Czernek, and an extra point 
from Geisler, to put the Kingsmen ahead, 

This was to be the last time the 
Kingsmen would score. 

The Stags took the lead from the 
Kingsmen five minutes later, with no 
intention of returning it, scoring on a 28- 
yard pass from Nick Bonacci to Ben 
Scott, with an extra point attempt from 
Berger that was good, putting Claremont 
ahead 35-31, to end the third quarter. 

The fourth quarter showed Claremont 

scoring twice more, to finish with the 
stags on top 49-31. Scoring a minute and 
a half into the fourth, off of a 26-yard pass 
from Bonacci to Scott, with an extra point 
from Berger, and then with only 19 sec- 
onds left in the game, Claremont cush- 
ioned its lead with a 33-yard run from 
Ryan Mele, and an extra point by Berger. 

Senior running back Dorian Stitt 
closed out his CLU career finishing at 
number one on CLU's all-time all-pur- 
pose yards list, with 4,295. He also fin- 
ishing at number one for scoring with 236 
points and 39 touchdowns, number two 
for career rushing yards with 2,874, num- 
ber 5 for season rushing yards with a total 
of 964, and number four for season scor- 
ing with 86 points. 

Senior point kicker Ryan Geisler fin- 
ished his collegiate career at number one 
for field goals with 35 total, number one 
for most points after touchdown with a 
total of 98, and number one for kicked 
points with a total of 203. 

Senior defensive back Sean 
McGaughey ended his CLU career, fin- 
ishing with 10 interceptions, tying him for 
eighth place on CLU's all-time list. 

Saturday's game marked the first 
SCIAC win for the Stags. The Kingsmen 
finished the season with a 3-6 record, 1-4 
in SCIAC play, ranked sixth out of six in 
the SCIAC. Claremont finished with a 
fifth place ranking, 4-5 overall, 1-4 

Bearcats oust Regals in West 

By Shelby Russell 


The Regals soccer team ended its championship quest with 
a loss in the NCAA Division III West Regional semi-finals to 
eighth ranked Willamette University on Saturday, Nov. 4. The 
Regals (16-4-1), ranked 19th, lost to the Bearcats (18-2-1) with 
a score of 2-0. 

Tied 0-0 at the half, both of the goals scored late in the game 
came from Willamette's Buffy Morris, who is presently one goal 
short of the Willamette record for most goals in a season with 23. 

Morris scored the first goal 15 minutes into the second half, 
after knocking down a cross with her right foot from 
Willamette's Heather Ebert. While falling, Morris brushed the 
ball with her left foot, giving it enough momentum to just roll 
into the goal. 

"She kicked it but really didn't get.a good shot on it, it trick- 
led into the goal," head coach Dan Kuntz said. 

With only five minutes left to play, Morris insured the 
Bearcat win, scoring off a contested penalty kick. 

The kick was awarded after freshman goalie Pamela Clark, 
while making a save, was hurtled by a Willamette opponent. In 
soccer when an opponent charges a goalie attempting to make a 
save, the penalty kick is to be awarded to the goalie. 

"We had a real problem with the referees. . . I think that 
whenever you play at another field at another team's home you 
get people from the area that are for [the home team]. That's nat- 
ural, we expect that and we live with it, but she did not foul that 
other player in any way, the other player jumped over her — but 
a penalty kick was scored," Kuntz said. 

Willamette outshot CLU 15-9. 

Senior mid-fielder Besty Fisch led the Regals with five 
shots on goal, along with junior mid-fielder Jennifer Agostino 
with three shots and junior mid-fielder Malika Rice with one. 

Playing at Willamette, in the rain, field conditions were less 
than desirable. 

"As far as the field goes it was tough to go up there to play 
versus playing down here. It was raining and was more like clay. 
We weren't able to dribble or pass. Anytime we did, it got stuck 

in the mud; that really altered our play," senior Jennifer Agostino 

One of only seven teams in the nation to receive a bye into 
the West Regional Championships, the Regals end their effort 
this year with an all-time record of 116-2-2 in SCIAC play, hav- 
ing scored 79 goals overall and having only 17 scored against 

"It was probably our best [season] in the four years I've 
been here, as far as talent. We really came together and played as 
a team," Agostino said. 

"I'm just extremely proud of our team and players as student 
athletes at CLU. The team played with great heart and spirit, rep- 
resenting the school and the soccer community in a very high 
level [of competition]; they deserved to be there," Kuntz said. 

Calling all Kingsmen and 
Regals ! ! ! 

Knight Games 

have arrived 

evenings at 8 p.m. 

Beach Volleyball 

at the Old West Pits, Nov. 21 

[ndoor Soccer 

TBA, Nov. 28 

California Lutheran University 



Volume 41, No. 13 


Editor offers suggestions to 

students upset by elimination 

of religion page 

See story on page 6 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

November 22, 2000 


CLU has changed its Christmas housing 

policy; non-athlete students must make 

other arrangements 

See story on page 4 


CLU's rugby club battles the 
opposition and fights to be 
recognized as a sports team 

See story on page 8 

Events host 
open house 
to show off 
their stuff 

By Carrie Rempfer 


To demonstrate the new focus on 
leading the campus in activities and 
events. Campus Safety and Services held 
an open house in front of its office on 
Wednesday. Nov. 15. 

The open house invited CLU employ- 
ees and the community to come and find 
out what offices help with which aspects 
of different events. 

They displayed campus cars, food, 
printing services and planning develop- 
ment as part of their program to promote 
the campus. 

Event and Conference student work- 
ers passed" out pamphlets that explained 
about some of the departments that con- 
tribute to different events that the univer- 
sity puts on during the summer and school 

"This event is for Campus Safety and 
Services. It is for showing what we can 
offer, also for summer outside events," 
Director of Campus Safety and Services 
Jeff Cowgill said. "[This event is also so] 
people can take a look at our campus and 
we can show what we can do." 

During the summer there are many 
different events that lake place on campus. 
The SLAM basketball tournament and the 
science outreach programs are examples 
of events that take place on campus. These 
summer events serve as a way for CLU to 
earn extra revenue. 

Safety and Security, Events and 
Conferences, Printing Services, the 
Bookstore and the Mail Center all took 
part in the open house. 

During the open house each depart- 
ment promoted and explained what they 
want to accomplish and what they do for 
the campus. 

The open house gave people a chance 
to get to know one another and learn what 
each other does in their daily job. 

It also gave a chance for the outside 
organizations to come and meet the people 
involved into making campus events suc- 

"This was a nice event. It's a way to 
feature some of our own departments and 
to put names and faces together," Susan 
Tolle, director of human resources said. 

The bookstore raffled off prizes to 
attendees of the open house at the end of 
the event. 

All who attended received two free 
raffle tickets. The prizes consisted of T- 
shirts, hats, umbrellas, a CLU rain jacket, 
candy dish and a coffee mug. 

'The food was really good. It is also 
nice to meet people." said Residence Life 
Administrative Assistant Janet Dichter. 

Putting the 'spark' into CLU 

By Cory Hughes 

George L. "Sparky" Anderson was recognized by CLU with 
a ceremony at the baseball field on Thursday, Nov. 16. 

Anderson was presented with a plaque to thank him for all 
of his help to CLU sports over the years. Of the 244 members of 
the Hall of Fame, just 16 are managers. Anderson was elected 
No. 16 on July 23, 2000. 

"It has been wonderful to have Sparky around the school," 
CLU President Luther Luedtke said. "On behalf of the school I 
would like to express love and congrats to Sparky." 

Like many successful major league managers, Anderson 
was not particularly successful as a player. He batted just .218 
with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959, his only season in the 
major leagues, and spent five years as a minor league manager 
before taking over the Cincinnati Reds in 1970. 

Anderson's major league managerial career included only 
two stops — a true measure of his gift of longevity. From 1970 
through the end of the 1978 season, he guided the Big Red 
Machine of Cincinnati. Under his leadership, the Reds won five 
National League West Division titles, four pennants and two 
World Series. Cincinnati became only the third National League 
team — and the first in 54 years — to win back-to-back World 
Series in 1975 and 1976. 

Anderson took over the Detroit Tigers midway through the 
1979 season and stayed at the helm through 1995. Under his 
leadership, the Tigers won their first World Series in 16 years in 
1984. They also took the American League East Division title in 

Anderson is the only manager in history to lead two fran- 
chises in victories — Detroit (1,331) and Cincinnati (863). He is 
ranked third for baseball's winningest managers with 2,194 
wins. He also is the only manager to win a World Series in both 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Freshmen Jason Hirsh, Edward Edsall and Patrick Wiley, 
all members of the baseball team, chat with Anderson. 

leagues, and he also was the first to win 100 games in a season 
in both leagues. 

Anderson was named Manager of the Year in-the National 
League in 1972 and 1975. He received the same honors in the 
American League in 1984 and 1987. He was named to the 
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and was named to the 
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1999. 

"Sparky has been a good friend to CLU baseball and CLU," 
Head Baseball Coach Mar ty Slimak said. "I'm grateful and 

Please see SPARKY, Page 8 

New stars claim first place for lip sync 

By Brianne Davis 


New faces took center stage this year 
at the annual lip sync concert held on 
Thursday, Nov. 16, at 10 p.m. in the gym. 

The first place winner of the evening 
with a score of 25 and the popular audi- 
ence vote was Home Base, a group made 
up of seniors Kevin Cale, Trevor Tom, 
Sean Jenkinson, Jordan Beal and Eric 

Home Base won $100 for their cho- 
reography and rendition of "Happy Trails 
to You," "Come on Over," "Faith," "I'll 
Make Love to You" and "Bye Bye Bye." 

A favorite part of Home Bases's act 
were the painted words on the back of 
each member as they told the fans that 
yes, "I'll Make Love to You." 

"We are all going to celebrate by 
going out to eat with our prize winnings," 
Home Base said. 

Second place with a score of 25 and 
$75 went to the Westsideriders who put 
on "a tribute to the ladies who kept them 
dancin' in the '80s." All five members of 
the group dressed in drag and '80s attire. 

They will be remembered for their 
rendition of "Electric Youth," "Hey 
Mickey," "Cold Hearted Snake," "Girls 

Just Wanna Have Fun" and cleverly used 
props that were handed out to audience 

"The show was really well put 
together. The crowd really got into it. The 
two guys groups were hilarious," junior 
Laura Waayers said. 

Third place and $50 was won by 

freshmen Dereen McKinney and Ciera 
Diaz with a score of 24. They did a song 
and dance routine to the famous "Baby 
Got Back" and their performance had 
guest appearances by freshmen Jessica 
Magro, Lauren Gysel and Jennifer 

Please see CONTEST, Page 8 

Photograph by Shane Miller 
Freshmen Courtney Young, Lilly Ratio and Beckie Lewis give us their best. 

2 The Echo 


this week at clu 

November 22 2000 


november 22 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Tlianksgiving Holiday begins 
1:30 p.m. 


november 23-25 

Tlianksgiving Break 


november 26 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


november 27 

Classes Resume 
7:30 a.m. 
Church Council 
Samuelson Chapel 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Association 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


november 28 

Santa Lucia Elections 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Brown Bag Series: 
"Wliat's garbage? 
What's Recycling?" 
Kramer Court #8 
noon to 1:00 p.m. 

Senior Pride Committee 
Student Union Building 
6:00 p.m. 


november 29 

No Issue of Vie Echo 
Commuter Coffee 
8:30 a.m. 

Christmas Boutique 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


november 30 

Christmas Boutique 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Christmas Decorating 
Student Union Building 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Tree Lighting 

Student Union Building 

10:00 p.m. to midnight 

The Need 

Student Union Building 

10:00 p.m. 


december 1 

Christmas Concert 
Samuelson Chapel 
8:00 p.m. 


december 2 

Christinas Concert 
Samuelson Chapel 
8:00 p.m. 


Physical Therapy Aide: 

Part-time, flexible hours, 
Camarillo. Will train, must be 
Pre-Therapy program applicant 
or have strong interest. Fax 
resume to (805) 987-8045 if 
interested. No walk-ins or calls 

1990 Car For Sale: 1990 
Toyota Celica GT. Custom tires, 
rims, intake, exhaust and sound 

system. Five-speed. $6500 or 
best offer. 

Contact: J.P. at (805) 405-7808 
for more information or to make 
an offer. 

Child Care Help Needed: 2 

children (11 &13). After school 
everyday. Good driving record. 
Light housekeeping. Agoura. 
Call Kris Quails 

Classified ads can be 

placed on the Calendar 

page for a flat rate 

regardless of wrd count 

Discount available for 

multiple issue orders. 

Ads are subject to editing 

for content and clarity. 

Call (805) 493-3865 

Attention Perkins Loan Borrowers 

If you are graduating, or do not plan on returning to CLU for 
Spring semester, you are required to attend loan exit counseling. Meetings will 
be held in the Nelson Room on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. 

Each session is approximately one hour. 

Attendance is mandatory for any student who has obtained a loan through the 
Perkins Loan Program. Transcripts and diplomas will be withheld until the exit 
counseling has been completed. 

presented by 

Multicultural Programs 


Thursday, Nov. 30 

Noon in the Nelson 

RSVP (805) 493-3323 

by 11/27 
Seating is Limited 





Where else can 
) you get good coffee 
at midnight? 


For Spring Semester Musical 


Directed by Kevin P. Kern 

Musical Direction 

by Dan Gccting 

Performing at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza 
April 26-May 6 

The auditions will be held Nov. 27 and 28, in the 

Preus-Brandt Forum. Sign up for audition times 

in Humanities secretary's office. All must sing, 

although strong vocal ability is not required of all 

roles. Prepare one verse and chorus of a song 

from musical theatre. It is preferred, though not 

necessary that you prepare something from the 

show. We will also be casting for our Spring 

Children's theatre production 

at the time of auditions. 

Please e-mail director with questions: 

This may be taken for credit 


december 3 

Christmas Concert 
Samuelson Chapel 
4:00 p.m. 


december 4 

Church Council 
Samuelson Chapel 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Association 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


december 5 

Hanukkah Party 
Everyone is invited 
Student Union Building 
4:00 p.m. 

Lesson and Hymns 

for Advent 

Wednesday, Nov 29 

We will share in the Advent 

tradition of "Lessons and 

Hymns for Advent" in 

University Chapel. 

Carl Bertram Swanson will play 

Preludes and Improvisation on four 

Advent hymns. The Kingsmen and 

Women's Quartet will lead the 

community in singing songs 

of hope and expectation 

Stafford Loan 
Exit Counseling 

All students who are graduat- 
ing, transferring, or leaving 
school after the Fall 200 term, 

and have received Stafford 

Loans are required by Federal 

regulations to attend 

loan exit counseling 

Counseling Sessions 
Thursday, Nov. 30 
4:30 or 5:30 p.m. 
in the Nelson Room 

To schedule attendance, please 

call Student Financial Planning at 

(805) 493-3115. 

November 22, 2000 


The Echo 3 

How society views cross-dressing 

By Scott Andersen 


The historical and modern day context 
of cross-dressing was the topic of discus- 
sion at the Brown Bag speech held on 
Tuesday, Nov. 13. 

Dr. Druann Pagliassotti discussed that 
cross-dressing can be traced back as early 
as 42 B.C. but that the most prominently 
documented happenings were in the 17th 
and 18th centuries. 

According to Pagliassotti, cross- 
dressing can be defined as the intentional 
pretense, by a member of one sex, to 
belong to a gender that is usually attributed 
by society to another sex, carried out by 
adopting the gender displays appropriate 
to the feigned gender. 

One of the reasons people wanted to 
appear as a different sex were for patriotic 
reasons. Only men were allowed in the 
military and many women felt that it was 
unfair that they could not join in the cause. 

Another reason cross-dressing was 
used was for economic reasons. Women 
who dressed as men were able to hold 
much higher paying jobs. 

Criminals also had reasons for cross- 
dressing. Men who had committed crimes 

would dress as a woman to escape from 
severe punishment. 

According to Pagliassotti, today peo- 
ple's motives for cross-dressing have 
changed to reasons of comfort and rebe- 

"I think people can confuse cross- 
dressing with transsexuality because some 
women find men's clothing, such as 
slacks, much more comfortable than a 
binding skirt, but it doesn't mean that they 
desire to be a man," Pagliassotti said. 

Pagliassotti added that cross-dressing 
can be broken down to three different 
types of cross-dressing for people. 

First, there are people who do it for 
specific reasons, such as economic, social 
and comfort reasons. 

Second, there are people who choose 
to be transvestites and cross-dress usually 
because of psychological and sexual rea- 
sons, but still remain heterosexual. 

Last, there are transsexuals which we 
find more of today, especially in men, who 
feel that they were actually born the wrong 

"When I came to the discussion I 
thought that the topic would just be about 
men dressing as women and none - of the 
opposite," sophomore Jen Creed said. 

Keeping you 
informed: Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 


Flags, crosses, bills, resolutions, 
appointments and more were all discussed 
at the ASCLU senate meeting held 
Monday, Nov. 13. 

Junior Senator Nathan Miller opened 
discussion on putting the American flag 
and a cross in student classrooms. 

"I don't see any reason why we can't 
do that," Miller said. 

ASCLU President Bryan Card said 
President Luedtke is against putting up a 
cross because CLU doesn't force religion 
on students, and if CLU put up an 
American flag it would have to put up 
other countries' flags as well. 

"I don't see what the big deal is. We 
are so worried about offending somebody 
when we make the choice to attend a reli- 
gious school," junior Senator Bret 
Rumbeck said. 

Miller questioned why students are 
required to take Religion 100 if putting up 
a cross sends a strong message. Miller 
says you don't have to believe a symbol. 

"Religion 100 teaches more than 

Another common mistake made by 
people today are that gays and lesbians are 
cross-dressers as well. Pagliassotti stressed 
that this isn't usually the case. 

She said that most gay and lesbian 
couples dress the same way that any other 
man or woman would. 

This implies that there is still much to 
learn about people who may have different 

Christianity," senior Senator Inga Magi 

Magi feels a cross isn't necessary in 
the classroom. 

"The reason I chose CLU as a reli- 
gious affiliated school was because it's 
open and not imposed on me," Magi said. 

Next week Dean of Students Bill 
Rosser will discuss more details on this 
debated issue. In other news, senate unan- 
imously passed sophomore Senator Abe 
Choi's nomination of senior Jen Woolard 
to the position of ASCLU Commuter 
Senator. Senate also unanimously passed 
senior Senator Janice Fringer's bill to allo- 
cate $3,000 to the Spring 2001 Choir Tour. 

Officer reports showed that Card 
reported working on passed resolutions 
such as Nygreen, Ahmanson Science 
Center, replacing the doors in the resi- 
dence halls and the SUB renovation. 

"I'm getting some dialogue going," 
Card said. 

Rosser reported finishing interviews 
for a new Health and Service Counselor. 

"Hopefully we'll move forward and 
I'll have a conclusion on that process next 
week." Rosser said. 

sexual or social preferences and how 
cross-dressing will remain a controversial 

"I think it has to do with our society 
because today everyone thinks cross- 
dressing has to do with being feminine and 
don't realize that women also have por- 
trayed themselves as men but for very dif- 
ferent reasons," sophomore Jen Cred said. 

Photograph by Scott Anderson 
Dr. Druann Pagliassotti explains the history of cross-dressing. 

Keeping you 
informed: RHA 

By Katie Bashaw 


RHA met on Monday, Nov. 13, at 
8:30 p.m. in Nygreen 1 to review Alcohol 
Awareness Week and get updated on other 
campus happenings. 

Associate Dean of Students Michael 
Fuller started off the meeting by inviting 
everyone to the farewell party for Director 
of Health Services Beverly Kemmerling 
on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. 

"The group she's really worked the 
most with over the years is probably RHA 
and the RAs," Fuller said. 

Fuller also gave a report on what 
Senate is doing in the residence halls. 

A bill was passed to put in new doors 
to the outside patios for all the residence 
halls. He encouraged RHA to decide what 
is important to them and propose for 
Senate to fund it. 

Junior RHA Director Kim McHale 
announced the resignation of RHA 
Recorder, junior Laura Nechanicky. 
Freshman Sarah Chambers, who is a floor 
representative in Mt. Clef, was appointed 
as the new RHA Recorder by a unanimous 

The members of the Executive RHA 
Cabinet all applauded the rest of RHA for 
all their hard work on Alcohol Awareness 

During discussion, they went over 
each event and brought up positive and 
negative aspects of the programs. 

Overall, RHA felt that the week was 
very successful and beneficial. 

After past programs were reviewed, 
the council started to discuss new ideas 
and programs. 

Dr. Jerry Slattum had mentioned to 
McHale that there are a lot of old alumni 
and student artwork on campus that is in 
storage and not being displayed. 

He suggested maybe hanging the art- 
work in the residence halls. 

If this is to be a possibility, all the 
work must be properly framed with glass 
to protect them. 

In the Spring, RHA sponsors Sexual 
Responsibility Week, and McHale brought 
up the idea of bringing in a piece of the 
AIDS quilt. 

In the specific residential hall coun- 
cils, the upcoming events include Adopt- 
A-Family, which the RAs also sponsor and 
preparing for Christmas festivities. 

Keeping you informed: Programs Board 

By Eric Kallman 


The ASCLU Programs Board met on 
Monday, Nov. 13, in Nygreen 1 and was 
called to order at 7:08 p.m. 

Associate Dean of Students Michael 
Fuller proposed having Caveman's Call 
Band, a prominent Christian group, per- 
form at California Lutheran University. 

The concert would be held in the 
chapel and hopefully draw a capacity 

crowd of approximately 800 people. 

The first event of its kind at CLU 
would be a test to see if the school could 
possibly host larger concerts. 

Fuller also stated that the search for a 
new campus nurse to replace Beverly 
Kemmerling is under way. 

Kemmerling spoke at this past 
Wednesday's chapel service. On Tuesday, 
Nov. 15, a party was thrown in 
Kemmerling's honor from 3-4 p.m. She 
was recognized for her hard work. 

ASCLU President Bryan Card 
announced that the planned renovations to 
the SUB are going to take place, hopeful- 
ly, over the winter break. 

Also, there are grants and scholar- 
ships in the memory of deceased CLU stu- 
dent Ryan Baker that will be used to pur- 
chase new furniture for the SUB. 

Other news included the ASCLU 
Senate, which passed a resolution to reno- 
vate the rest of the Nygreen building and 
give $3,000 to the CLU Choir Tour. 

News from CLU's Residence Hall 
Association was shared as they declared 
Alcohol Awareness Week a success. 

RHA is also considering replacing 
some doors in residence halls that open 
into patio areas as well as displaying stu- 
dent artwork in the residence halls. 

Ideas for activities to be held at CLU's 
Club Lu were brainstormed. 

Proposed ideas include renting out 
The Borderline, laser tag and a bingo night 
with prizes including airline tickets. 

4 The Echo 


November 22, 2000 

How do you give thanks? 

By Malin Lundblad 


Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for family mem- 
bers to get together and celebrate the things they are 
thankful for. This year Thanksgiving is on Nov. 23, and 
the break for CLU students starts at 1:30 p.m. on 
Wednesday, Nov. 22. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 

For college students who have left their homes to go 
to school. Thanksgiving break is often the only opportu- 
nity they get during the fall semester to go back home. 

"This is my first time living away from home," junior 
Colin Naylor said. "During Thanksgiving I will get the 
chance to go back to San Jose to see my family." 

However, many students live too far away to have 
time for a trip home. 

International students and those students who have 
come to CLU from states on the other side of the continent 
are forced to make other arrangements. 

The dorms will be open for students to live in, but the 
cafeteria serves its last meal during lunch on Wednesday, 
Nov. 22, and remains closed until dinner on Sunday, Nov. 

All campus offices will be closed on Thursday and 
Friday and reopen the following Monday. 

Liz Sperry, a sophomore from Alaska, will wait until 
Christmas to go home. 

"I am going to stay on campus during the break, 
mostly working," Sperry said. "But on Thanksgiving Day 
I might drive down to San Diego to visit a friend from 
high school." 

The Office of International Student Services and 
Programs made an attempt to let international students 
experience the American Thanksgiving customs. 

"We sent out information to the international students 
about celebrating Thanksgiving with an American family 
in the nearby community, but no one signed up," said 
Lawrence Rodriguez, coordinator for international pro- 

Rodriguez thought that the reason for 
the poor response was that the students had 
already made other plans. 

"Many of the international students are 
going somewhere with their roommates," 
Rodriguez said. 

Often times, students from foreign 
countries also take the opportunity to see 
other parts of the state during the break. 
Linda Jerd6us, a senior from Sweden, will 
take a trip to northern California. 

"My boyfriend and I are going to San 
Francisco," Jerd6us said. 

"We will visit tourist attractions such 
as Alcatraz Island," said sophomore Gry 
Johansen, from Norway, will also spend the 
vacation with her boyfriend. 

"We will celebrate a traditional 
American Thanksgiving with his family in 
Redondo Beach," Johansen said. "And of 
course eat turkey." 

Although the Student Programs Office 
has not scheduled any events or activities 
during Thanksgiving break, some of the 

residence halls have made plans for residents staying 
campus for the weekend. 

"But some of the residence halls are hav 
Thanksgiving dinners for students who are still in 
dorms," said Sara Hartley, assistant director of student 
and programs. 



Students break 
for cold winter 

By Brian Berman 


Despite the warm California sun and 
high temperatures, CLU students have 
already begun to make plans for Winter 
Break. However, not all students are look- 
ing forward to school letting out. For 
some, this winter may be colder than ever 
as they find themselves homeless during 
the break. 

For the first time ever, CLU has 
announced that resident students will not 
be able to remain on campus during the 
Winter Break, Dec. 15 through Jan. 14. 

Instead, those students who do not 
travel home will be required to find alter- 
native housing during that time. This 
change in policy has many students, espe- 
cially international students, wondering 
what will happen during closing time. 

"It has been determined that keeping 
campus housing open for only a few stu- 
dents is a tremendous expense. So, only 
varsity athletes who are currently playing 
will be allowed to remain on campus in a 
limited amount of rooms," said Michael 
Fuller, associate dean of students. 

This announcement has left some stu- 
dents wondering where they will stay dur- 
ing the Winter Break, while others are 
excited to leave campus and experience a 
change of pace. 

According to Angela Naginey, assis- 
tant director of student life and residence, 
students staying in hotels will have con- 
stant access to support by CLU staff and 
may visit campus freely. Limited access to 
dorm rooms will also be available for stu- 

dents on an emergency basis. 

"I think that getting off campus for a 
while will do students good. Perhaps it 
may even be fun," junior Carlo Cruz said. 
Although CLU has chosen not to pay 
for student relocation during the break, 
steps have been taken to assist students 
with the high cost of housing in Thousand 

Group rates have been set up with the 
Thousand Oaks Inn, costing students $30 
per night. Students will live comfortably 
in large rooms furnished with two queen 
beds, an eating area, private bathroom and 
daily maid service. 

Students planning on taking advan- 
tage of the discount rates offered by the 
T.O. Inn, will be asked to sign a contract 
requiring proper conduct. In return, stu- 
dents may reserve rooms on a nightly 
basis, allowing them to save money on the 
nights they chose not to sleep at the hotel. 

This is an advantage over the flat rate 
students living on campus were required 
to pay in previous years. 

"I think living at the Inn will be a fun 
experience for students. The program 
sounds pretty good," junior Shane Miller 
said. "I would consider staying at the Inn 
just to get the free maid service." 

Resident students will be permitted to 
return to campus on Jan. 14, while stu- 
dents working on campus in excess of 30 
hours per week must return a week earlier. 

"I am looking forward to student 
feedback on this new program. I am con- 
fident that all students taking advantage of 
the T.O. Inn partnership will enjoy their 
Winter Break comfortably," Naginey said. 




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Currently we are looking to employ college 
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training will be provided. Strong written and 

verbal communication skills along with the ability 

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it is required that you are PC proficient. 

Many positions are available, offering 
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If you are interested in gaining professional work 

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November 22, 2000 


The Echo 5 

Travis continues the legend 

Country rock legend Randy 
Travis comes out with a new 
album sure to please his fans 

By Tom Galante 


Randy Travis' 12-track album, "Inspirational 
Journey," continues a man's journey down the road 
to superiority in the country music genre. 

The new CD is one of Randy's best pieces of 
work to date. Randy co-wrote three of the songs, 
including the project's musical high point, "The 

"This is an album that tells the story of Randy's 
journey," album producer Kyle Lehning said. 

The album starts off with a song by the name 
of "Shallow Water." This song is one of Travis' per- 
sonal favorites and it is about the life he led as a 

Another song on the album that stood out was 
"See Myself In You." This song is about how peo- 
ple should treat other people. 

Lehning said that the main point of the song is 
that treating people as you would like to be treated 
is a lesson that is often overlooked in this world. 

Three Grammys, five CMA Awards, 
eight Academy Music Awards, 10 American 
Music Awards, 12 albums and 21 million 
units later, its no exaggeration to say that 
Randy Travis altered the artistic course of the 
whole music industry. 

He brought music back to a place where 
credibility and authenticity still ranked first. 

The song titled "I Am Going" is a song 
inspired by the last conversation that Travis 
had with his mother before she died. 

Lyrics such as "I'm going where I've 
never been — Going where there is no 
sin — There I'll join my Lord and friends," 
move listeners and explain why Travis has 
had so much success in the music industry. 

Other songs on the album are traditional 
Travis cuts with very well thought out lyrics 
and melodies that are proper. 

They are also cleverly written and the 
message that is conveyed to the listener is 
very rewarding. 

Overall, "Inspirational Journey" is a 
worthwhile buy for any Randy Travis fan, as 
well as any country music fan that enjoys a 
legend that is always hard at work. 

It is definately an album that is relaxing 
and you can play more that once. 

Photograph courtesy of Warner Brothers Records 

Randy Travis, country rock legend, in the great outdoors. 

Jazz versus classical 

By Tom Galante 


Music fluttered from Samuelson 
Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 15, as the 
concert and jazz bands performed to the 
delight of many. 

The first piece that the concert band 
played was "Florentiner March," written 
by Julius Fucik. This piece was supris- 
ingly interesting because the horns 
mixed well with the other instruments. 

The next piece was "My Robin is to 
the Greenwood Gone," written by Percy 
Grainger. It was an enticing piece that 
drew the crowd's attention. 

Next, the wind instruments per- 
formed a six-piece harmony of tunes, 
written by William Schmidt. 

Each piece that was played pro- 
pelled the listener into a different mood. 

The next piece, "Riders for the 
Flag," written by John Philip Souza, had 
a nice combination of percussion along 
with horns and wind instruments. 

Conductor Daniel Geeting came out 
and conducted a brilliant piece, "George 
Washington Bridge." 

After the intermission, The Jazz 
conductor, Paul Lechner, came out and 
the jazz band performed an eight-piece 
set, arranged by Oliver Edward Nelson. 

"I really enjoyed the concert, even 
though it was required I came. I still had 
a great time," sophomore Jeff Myers 

After the last piece was played, the 
crowd gave a very well deserved ovation 
to all the members of the bands. 

"I was really impressed by the 
turnout, and felt that each piece was 
played flawlessly," percussionist Nick 
Cappelletti said. 

"I was pleased with tonight's per- 
formance and the audience was also 
much appreciated," said conductor Paul 

The concert and jazz bands put an 
immense amount of effort into their per- 
formance and look forward to perform- 
ing in the future. 

Lights, Camera, Action 

By Patrick Chesney 


Photograph by Chris Schmitthenncr 

University bands perform in Samuelson Chapel. 

The American Musical Theatre 
Ensemble exhibited their drama produc- 
tion, "Audition Stories 2000" at 7:30 
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 and Monday 
Nov. 20, in the Preus-Brandt Forum. 

"Our goal tonight is to entertain you 
while demonstrating the mechanics of a 
successful audition. We will use exam- 
ples of both what to do and what not to 
do. We charge you the audience, with 
listening and watching carefully, to see 
if you can pick out the good as well as 
the 'in-need-of-improvement,'" said 
Dianne Alexander, director of the pro- 
duction and adjunct CLU faculty mem- 

The AMTE, which is composed of 
members of CLU's drama and choir 
departments who have auditioned for the 
troupe, puts on "Audition Stories" 
approximately every two years, in addi- 
tion to doing other musicals. 

The cast of "Audition Stories" was 
primarily composed of five CLU stu- 
dents, junior Jonathan Dressier, sopho- 
more Anne Kegel, freshman Anne 
Lohrmann, sophomore Angie McCoy 
and sophomore Hector Santa Cruz, Jr. 
Stage manager and sophomore Brianne 
Davis also made appearances, along 
with Alexander, assistant director 
Jennifer Bolleu, and composer/accom- 
panist Ed Scott. 

Throughout the production, 
Alexander would tell the "do's and 
donts" of a successful audition and then 
the cast members would act out scenar- 
ios demonstrating these points. 

Topics which were presented 
included "Choosing An Audition Song," 
"Dealing With the Accompanist," and 

"You'd be amazed; only a few were 
truly over-exaggerated. A few times we 
did a 'composite' audition, putting many 
errors in one example. However, all of 
the errors were real life, been there, seen 

them," said Alexander. 

Also present throughout the produc- 
tion was the suggestion that "Happy 
Birthday" is not a good song to use at an 

Even the actors and actresses who 
participated in "Audition Stories" were 
at one time in need of this intimation. 

'The first audition I ever did, I think 
I did sing 'Happy Birthday,'" said 

"I was one of the 'Happy Birthday' 
singers... I guess that doesn't go over 
too well," said Santa Cruz. 

The songs that the cast members 
performed were picked at the beginning 
of the semester through input given by 
the students, as well as, Alexander. 

"At the beginning of the semester, 
we have a 'sing through' of several 
musical theatre songs to mutually decide 
on the right songs for each student," said 

On Sunday night, the audience was 
composed primarily of adults and CLU 
students involved with the drama depart- 
ment, including a large delegation from 
the cast of CLU's latest production, 
"Invasion of the Baud iSnatchers." 

"We were very happy with the turn 
out. We're were very much hoping to 
draw the drama and music students as a 
teaching tool to help raise the level and 
quality of auditions here at CLU and 
beyond. However, I think anyone inter- 
ested in theatre could benefit," 
Alexander said. 

Also, the information presented in 
"Audition Stories" could not have been 
more timely as, according to Alexander, 
auditions for the AMTE's next musical, 
Steven Sondheim's "A Funny Thing 
Happened on the Way to the Forum" and 
other spring musical events, will be held 
on Monday, Nov. 27 and Tuesday, Nov. 

Students are encouraged to use the 
skills they learned at "Audition Stories 
2000" and try their luck at attaining one 
of the lead pans in one of the new pro- 


The Echo 


November 22, 2000 

I hope this 
isn't as good 
as it gets 


Helen Hunt explained HMOs the 
best in the movie "As Good As It 
Gets." I can't quote the line from the 
movie because it's not appropriate, so 
if you haven't already, you'll just have 
to watch it. 

I had to go to the emergency room 
for a non-emergency on a weekend, 
when the health center was closed, 
and was told I was stupid for going 
there for a problem I should have gone 
to my doctor for. 

I explained to the nurse and doctor 
on call that I did call my doctor and 
she referred me to another doctor who 
I called to make an appointment with, 
but because I live an hour from my 
dc -tor's office and have a schedule 
ju i as busy as his, the soonest I can 
get in to see him is after finals. 

Now I'll be the first to admit that I 
shouldn't have gone to the emergency 
room because I was not dying, bleed- 
ing, suffering third degree burns or 
anything of the sort. But I did have a 
problem that I couldn't wait for my 
doctor to help me resolve. 

The same day I went to the emer- 
gency room and was turned away after 
I had waited two hours to be seen, I 
went to two urgent care centers that 
both turned me away and told me to 
go to the emergency room. 

Since I am still a student, I am cov- 
ered under my parents' health insur- 
ance, which is an HMO. 

I, like many other people, despise 
HMOs because I don't like having to 
get permission to go somewhere to get 
medical treatment. I am a firm believ- 
er that the patient, not the insurance 
company, should have the freedom to 
choose which doctor he/she wants to 

People shouldn't have to get writ- 
ten permission to see a doctor or fear 
that they might have to pay for that 
doctor's visit out of their pocket. My 
parents pay for health insurance just 
like everyone who has non-HMO 
insurance and can go to whatever doc- 
tor they choose. 

If the wait to see a doctor is too 
long, a person should have the right to 
go to another doctor that can see them 
sooner than their primary physician or 
the specialist their primary physician 
referred them to. 

Because people have to go through 
the trouble of getting authorization to 
see a doctor, people sometimes have 
to wait weeks to actually see a doctor. 
HMOs make getting quality health 
care next to impossible. 

Religion is not gone 


Just imagine my disappointment, as a 
student of California Lutheran University 
and as the Opinion/Religion editor of The 
Echo, to discover that some people on the 
CLU campus are disappointed that The 
Echo no longer has a page dedicated to reli- 

The editors of The Echo had no inten- 
tion of eliminating religion from the news- 
paper when the decision to drop the religion 
page was made. Many students turn to The 
Echo to stay up-to-date on campus events, 
and religion events are part of our campus' 
events every week. 

Every student who wants to know what 
is going on with chapel, JIF, Common 
Ground and other religious groups on cam- 
pus will still be able to so long as the name 
of this university remains California 
Lutheran University. 

The religion page has been eliminated, 
but coverage of religion-related events and 
activities have not. 

I can understand that people are 
adamant about their faith and that they 
might like to read religion stories every 
week and would understandably be upset if 
they heard that those stories would no 
longer be running. However, it is not as if 
The Echo will never be covering stories 
related to religion again. 

The Echo is a student-run newspaper 

for the students, faculty and for the CLU 

The Echo staff consists of students 
who are usually communication majors who 
have to take "Writing For The Echo" for 
their major requirement. Because of this, 
The Echo is severely understaffed and it 
struggles every week to cover the many 
events that occur on this campus. 

California Lutheran University prides 
itself on offering a variety of things for stu- 
dents to do here. Every week there seems to 
be something going on, but only a minimal 
number of these events are related to reli- 

The religion section of the newspaper 
. was started to cover all of the religion-relat- 
ed stories on campus, but what happens 
when the religion stories run out? 

Should The Echo cover the chapel serv- 
ice'on a more in-depth level, and if so how? 
Should the photo editors put in two pictures 
of the Wednesday chapel service, maybe 
one of the organist playing the prelude and 
another that was taken during the postlude? 

I know that there are other religious 
events that go on on campus. For example, 
weekly Bible studies, JIF and Common 
Ground all offer interesting twists to CLU's 
religious life, but to cover those things over 
and over would be redundant and as a news- 
paper, no matter how small, it is the editori- 
al staff's job to explore new things and find 
new stories to cover. 

The Echo welcomes story ideas from 
not only editors, but also faculty, adminis- 

tration, students and nearby residents. We 
consider all story ideas that are recommend- 
ed to us and The Echo even publishes sto- 
ries written by students who are not on staff 
or by faculty members who feel that they 
need to voice their opinion or a certain topic 
that needs to be addressed. 

If students are truly upset that The Echo 
no longer has a page for only religion sto- 
ries, then I suggest they start volunteering 
ideas to fill the page. 

What I would really like to see is a 
diversity of students from all disciplines and 
from all backgrounds writing for The Echo. 

This would offer a diverse and different 
approach to newspaper writing. For exam- 
ple, it would be a new twist to give athletes 
perspective in the sports pages for the sports 
fans, or to give criminal justice majors a 
chance to investigate CLU campus life to 
create an interesting story for those news 
buffs. Having religion majors involved with 
the paper would help have more religion- 
related stories be covered. 

The Echo, this semester, is under- 
staffed. This makes it virtually impossible 
for the few reporters we do have to be in 
two places at once covering the stories that 
have to be in The Echo on a given week 
because of the timeliness of their venue. 

CLU is a Christian campus and religion 
stories do need to be covered. This gives 
students the chance to explore their faith, 
whatever it may be, via The Echo. 

So do keep your eyes peeled. Religion 
is not on the backburner. 

Letters to the editor are welcome on any topic related to 
California Lutheran University or to the contents of The Echo. 

Letters should be 75-250 words in length and must include the writer's name, year/posi- 
tion, major/department, contact phone number and e-mail address. 

Letters are subject to editing for space and clarity. 

Editor in Chief, The Echo 

California Lutheran University 

60 W. Olsen Road #3650 

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

or e-mail: 



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photo editors 

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Dr. Druann Pagliassotti 

Editorial Matter: The staff of The Echo welcomes com- 
ments on its articles as well as on the newspaper 
itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
presented do not necessarily represent the views of 
the ASCLU or of California Lutheran University. The 
Echo reserves the right to edit all stories, editorials, 
letters to the editor and other submissions for space 
restrictions, accuracy and style. All submissions 
become property of The Echo. 

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advertising party or otherwise specifically stated, 
advertisements in The Echo axe inserted by commer- 
cial activities or ventures identified in the advertise- 
ments themselves and not by California Lutheran 
University. Advertising material printed herein is sole- 
ly for informational purposes. Such printing is not to 
be construed as a written and implied sponsorship, 
endorsement or investigation of such commercial 
enterprises or ventures. Complaints concerning 
advertisements in The Echo should be directed to the 
business manager at (805) 493-3865. 

Inquiries: Inquiries about this newspaper should be 
addressed to the Editor in Chief. The Echo, California 
Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand 
Oaks, CA 91360-2787. Telephone (805) 493-3465; 
Fax (805) 493-3327; E-mail 

November 22, 2000 


The Echo 7 

flags down 
the dark 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Competing on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 
California Lutheran University's spon- 
sored Knight Games featured Glow-in- 
the-Dark Flag Football at the Mt. Clef 
Stadium at 8 p.m. It was the second in a 
series of four Knight Games put on by 
j Programs Board Rep Athletic 
Committee for the month of November. 

"Flag Football has proven to be one 
of the most well attended intramural 
games at CLU. That's why we decided to 
make it a Knight Games event," said 
Becky Krause a programs board repre- 
sentative and committee member. 

There were 50 people who came out 
to play. The night consisted of two 
games, each a half hour, and then the 
championship game. 

"There were a lot of different kinds 
of people out there, including two full 
teams of actual Kingsmen football play- 
ers," said Katie Bashaw, a programs 
board representative and committee 

However, it was a group of amateurs 
that took home the win. 

The winning team consisted of sen- 
ior Joe Yandell, sophomore Tom Ham, 

" Although it was 
freezing, hot 
,, chocolate and fierce 
competition kept 
everyone warm." 


junior Aaraon Hehe, senior Brian 
Domingues. junior Kasi Benbrook and 
freshmen Brendan Kinion and Casey 

To create the glow-in-the-dark 
effect glow sticks were handed out to the 
first twenty players and the footballs had 
lights inside of them. 

"It was exciting to watch all the 
I players with their enthusiasm and excite- 
ment. Also, the glow-in-the-dark silly 
. string and the glow in the dark glasses 
were fun to watch," senior Angel 
Holquin said. 

To combat the cold there was hot 
chocolate served, as well as music 
played throughout the entire game. 

"Although it was freezing, hot 
chocolate and some fierce competition 
kept everyone warm," Krause said. 

In reward for their victories, T-shirts 
were handed out to all the winning 

"This is the first year we've tried 
Knight Games, doing it every Tuesday 
for the month of November. In the past, 
ASCLU tried playing games such as 
Powder Puff Football, but the Pep 
Athletics committee wanted to make it 
something that was consistent and 
organized that students could count on 
and glow in the dark football was it," 
Krause said. 

Outlook Optimistic 

Kingsmen and Regals 
Basketball seasons begin 
anew the drive toward the 

By Katie Bashaw 


The Kingsmen and Regals basketball 
teams have both been working hard in the 
off-season to prepare for their push for 
another championship title. 

Last year, the Regals were the SCIAC 
champions with an 11-1 SCIAC record. 

This year, there are seven returning 
members of that championship team, six 
of them seniors. 

Senior forward/center Katie 

"We're working on 
playing more 
together. ..I think we're 
really go to do really 
well this year, we have 
a lot of talent." 


Carpenter was the first Regal to be named 
SCIAC player of the year, when she was 
so honored after last season. 

Other returning seniors are center 
Nicole Klein, forward Anna Lindseth, 
guard Christina Mosesso, guard Katie 
Placido and guard Nicole Sanchez. The 
seventh returning member is sophomore 

guard Andrea Monden. 

These seven veteran players, 
along with the freshmen and other 
new players look to Head Coach 
Tim LaKose, in his eighth year 
with the Regals, is looking to lead 
them to another championship. 

"We're working on playing 
more together. We have some 
returners and a lot of new peo- 
ple... I think we're going to do 
really well this year, we have a lot 
of talent," Monden said. 

The Regals opened their sea- 
son at the Willamette University 
Tournament over the past week- 
end. The first home game is 
Tuesday, Nov. 21, against 
Chapman University and the 
SCIAC opener is an away game 
on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the 
University of Redlands. 

Kingsmen Head Coach Rich 
Rider is also in his eighth year at 

"We like our ball club this 
year," Assistant Coach Geoff 
Dains said. "We have four returning 
starters, two seniors and two sopho- 

Senior center Justin Muth was all 
conference last year, and will help build 
the base of the Kingsmen this year. 

"Justin's done a nice job of being a 
leader for us," Dains said. 

The other senior returning member, 
guard Richard Iskenderian, has had sur- 
gery recently, so he is limited in his play- 
ing abilities. 

Two freshmen, who can expect to see 

Echo Archives 
Shooting the ball, senior Justin Muth con- 
tibutes to the Kingsmen effort during the 
1999-2000 season. The Kingsmen finished 
the season tied for fourth, with a 7-7 record. 
The Regals finished first in the SCIAC with 
an 11-1 record. 

playing time right off, are Ryan Hodges 
and Etienne Emanuel. 

Another new addition to the team 
who is looking to be an asset this season 
is transfer point guard Pat Holmberg. 

Despite all the new members this sea- 
son, the team has come together well 
through the weeks of practice. 

"We have a tight knit group of guys 
with solid energy," Dains said. 

The Kingsmen opened up home play 
on Saturday, Nov. 18, against Sierra 
College at home. 

Rivalry wars 

By Larsen Ensberg 


The University of Southern 
California football team won in dramatic 
last minute fashion Saturday, Nov. 18 
against its cross town rivals the UCLA 

David Bell kicked a 36-yard field 
goal with nine sec- 
onds left breaking a 
35-35 tie giving the 
Trojans the 38-35 

This is the sec- 
ond time in two 
years that USC has 
held the bragging 
rights of the Los 
Angeles area. 

"It was an unbelievable game. 
I've been to the last four and this 
one by far had the most fun atmos- 
phere and best game," USC senior 
Mike Yee said. 

The Trojans improve their 
record to 5-6 overall and 2-6 in the 
Pac 10. The Bruins however fall to 
6-5 overall and 3-5 in the Pac 10. 

The teams mesmerized a crowd of 
80,227 playing hard nose football keep- 
ing the crowd in suspense, until the deci- 
sive ending. 

At half time the teams found them- 
selves in a 21-21 gridlock. 

Both teams came out hard and 

scored in the third quarter. USC quarter- 
back Carson Palmer had a 12-yard touch 
down pass to Colbert. 

UCLA scored on a four-yard pass 
from Paus to Mitchell. 

In the final minute of the game. USC 
traveled 47 yards deep into Bruin territo- 
ry to set up the final field goal kick by 
David Bell to give the Trojans the win. 
Several California Lutheran 
University students attended the 
game including sophomore Laura 
Stone who said, "I haven't seen a 
UCLA vs. USC football game 
before. I really wanted to see it 
because of the rivalry." 

Rivalry is a good word to 
describe the relationship between 
the students of UCLA and USC. 
"We don't hate 

USC... although we 
■eally, really hate los- 
ing to them. It's all 
about the brag- 
ging rights," 
UCLA junior 
Brandon Kay 

In response, Yee 
added, "USC students take this game 
very seriously. All week long we prepare 
for the festivities." 

UCLA student Kevin Perrault said, 
"It's one of the most fun weeks of the 
year. The whole school seems to come 
alive when we face USC. It's all about 
the good time." 


Women's Basketball 

Chapman University 

November 28, 7:30 p.m. 

Bethany College 

December 1, 5:30 p.m. 

UC Santa Cruz 

December 2, 2:00 p.m. 

Calling all Kingsmen 
and Regals!!! 

Knight Games 

have arrived 

Tuesday evenings 
& at8p ' m ^ 

Indoor Soccer 



The Echo 


November 22, 2000 

Knights battle as a club 

Rv larkip Dannaker "Tim McCormick, who played hooker at the struesline club needs. We have made enormous nrnpress 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Rugby has become an increasingly popular sport at 
California Lutheran University. Rugby, a game that origi- 
nated on the playing fields of a rugby school in England, 
is similar in some respects to soccer and American foot- 

The sport is played by two teams of 15 players on a 
field, 160 yards long and 75 yards wide, with goal lines 
110 yards apart and two goals, corresponding to football 
end zones. 

The ball may be kicked, carried or passed, tackling is 
permitted, but blocking is forbidden. Scoring occurs 
either by carrying the ball into the goal or by kicking it 
between the goal posts. 

Unlike American football, rugby features almost con- 
tinuous play; after penalties and out-of-bound plays, how- 
ever, a scrum, in which the two opposing lines of forwards 
kick the ball thrown between them, starts play again. 

Various points are scored for carrying the ball into the 
opponent's goal, otherwise known as a try; conversions, 
which occur by kicking the ball between the goal posts 
after a try; field goal kicks and penalty kicks. 

A rugby match is in halves of 40 minutes and may 
end in a tie. 

On Nov. 11 at the Unicorn's Tournament, CLU's 
rugby team played CalPoly, ranked No. 1, and lost 39-0. 
The second game, the Knights played Fullerton and lost 
28-5. But the last game CLU regrouped, playing number 
two ranked Cal Poly, winning 47-5. 

"Tim McCormick, who played hooker at the 
Unicorn's tournament, played an inspired game and is an 
exceptional leader for the club," Coach Kyle Cookmeyer 
said. "Also, Christian Montgomery stepped up and played 
smart rugby at the Unicorn's tournament as the eight-man 
position. All the forwards played well and gelled as a unit. 
They had few mistakes and a lot of key plays." 

This past weekend, on Nov. 19, the Knights played 
Claremont, one of the top-ranked teams in the league, los- 
ing 41-0 as Claremont scored seven tries. 

"The first half our guys weren't playing our game. 
Early on we had a lot of penalties and mistakes, and that 
is why we let Claremont dominate. The guys of this team 
need to learn to take advantage of the other team when it 
is getting tired because we are a very fast team. 
Claremont, unfortunately, did not let us use our speed," 
Cookmeyer said. 

"The key players of the game were junior Tom Wolff, 
who played full back calm and was smart under pressure 
situations. Also, freshman Colin. Naylor played prop real- 
ly well and is a good student of the game. He always plays 
sound rugby and doesn't let the fatigue make him slack on 
his technique," Cookmeyer said. 

The Knights fan support has increased in the past 
couple of weeks. 

"I think that they have potential as a team, but they 
need to come together as a team and play as a team," fan 
Stephanie Schindelbeck said. 

"If only the student body and administration would 
understand the impact that rugby has on an individual's 
college experience, we would gain the support that this 

struggling club needs. We have made enormous progress 
in the past few years. We need support from everyone, 
from alumni to current university status, to make this team 
what we envision," Coach Brandon Highland said. 

Spring Schedule 

2/3/01 — @ Westmont College 
2/10/01 — Loyola Marymount 

2/24/01 — @ Claremont Colleges 
3/10/01 — @ Pepperdine University 
3/17/01 — Occidental College 
3/24/01 — Azusa Pacific University* 
AH Matches are at 1p.m. 

CLU Knights Rugby Football Club 

Travis Henderson: President 

Karl Fedje: Vice President 

Christian Montgomery: Sergeant at Arms 

visit the Knights at; 

http :// 

or e-mail them at: 

* date and time pending 

Trip to Israel deterred 

By Laura Nechanicky 


On Dec. 27, 37 students will depart for a 
two-week study tour with professors Dr. Ernst 
Tonsing and Dr. William Bilodeau. The study 
tour was originally planned for Israel and Jordan, 
but due to the current conflict in Israel, Tonsing 
and Bilodeau decided to take a different tour. 

"I have one rule, I don't like to go where 
people are shooting at me," Tonsing said. 

The tour will travel to sites in Turkey and 
Greece. Tonsing says the conflict in Israel is 
extremely sad, but this tour is equivalent to other 
study tours and equally interesting and histori- 
cally important. 

"So where we are disappointed in not going 

to Israel and Jordan, this is just as wonderful," 
Tonsing said. "I think the students will be sur- 
prised with the beauty, the history, but especially 
the gracious hospitality of Greeks and Turks." 

In Istanbul, they will see the Museum of St. 
Sophia, and then go to Troy and see the Museum 
Alexandrian Troas (Kestanbol); the city founded 
by Alexander the Great, Ephesus, the city where 
St. Paul preached; and Aphrodisias, dedicated to 
the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. 

"I am most excited to see the Parthenon on 
the Acropolis. Not only St. Paul, but Solan, the 
lawgiver, Perikles the ruler, the philosophers 
Socrates and Plato and dramatists all walked on 
those hallowed stones. It is supposed to be one of 
the most beautiful buildings in the world," 
Tonsing said. 

Sparky: 'Captain Hook' 
recognized at CLU 

■ Continued from Page 1 

excited to have the dedication on the baseball field." 

Triple bypass heart surgery in 1991 slowed him down a bit. He 
no longer indulges in guilty pleasures such as Mexican food, cheese- 
burgers, pizza and his pipe. He's still the same ol' Sparky though. 

When Anderson stepped foot into the Hall of Fame, it was the 
first time. He promised himself long ago that he would not visit 
unless he was a member. 

"Hall of Fame is a nice thing to say, but you can't pass that on 
to your grandchildren," Anderson said. 

Anderson still respects the game, realizing what it did for him 
and what he did for it. With his induction; baseball let him know the 
feeling is mutual. 

He earned his reputation with the Reds. He cemented it with the 
Tigers. And now, it has been immortalized in the Hall of Fame. 

Contest: Lip sync contest 
provides fun, entertainment 

■ Continued from Page 1 


Fourth place and CLU T-shirts 
were given to freshmen Lyndsey 
Ratto, Courtney Young and Becky 
Lewis, who had a score of 22. 

They sang in pajamas to "Come on 
Over Baby" and surprised everyone 
with a huge dance finale. 

Freshman emcee Jimmy Foxx led 
the evening's festivities with jokes and 
introductions to the acts. 

Judges were ASCLU President 
Bryan Card on accuracy, CLU admis- 
sion counselors Traci Franks and Irene 
Tyrell on style, and three student vol- 
unteer freshmen Kerel Sharfner, Zareh 
Avedian and Jude Oni-Okpaku on 

overall performance. 

The voting system was different 
than usual with the judges using num- 
ber cards immediately after the acts, 
creating faster results than in past 

Sophomores Kobi Colyar and 
April Vodden were in charge of the 

Programs board sponsored this 
event and have put it on as an annual 

"The turnout was wonderful. It is 
great that our student body comes out 
to support each other," Vodden 
said.'The acts were also wonderful and 
entertaining. I laughed a lot and so did 
the audience." 

Weekly Chapel Update 

Staff Reports 

Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 
celebrated the healing ministry Director 
of Health Services Beverly Kemmerling 
has given the university in her 8-1/2 
years at CLU. 

Kemmerling will be leaving CLU 
at the end of November to start a new 
job at College of the Canyons. 

The service began with the singing 
of "Here in This Place" and Pastor Scott 
Maxwell-Doherty giving the prayer of 
the day. 

Lucy Ballard, CLU staff nurse, read 
the scripture for Wednesday's service. 
The scripture for the day was I 
Corinthians 12:31-13:13. 

"Love is patient, love is kind ... It 

always protects, always trusts, always 
hopes, always perseveres." 

The theme of Kemmerling's homily 
was "Love is Taking a Risk." 

Kemmerling said that sometimes 
loved ones die, but the love shared with 
them stays with us forever. 

She also shared the story of how 
she met and fell in love with her hus- 
band, the relationship she had with her 
two older brothers and the relationships 
she had with the students she met while 
working at California Lutheran 

Chapel services ended with singing 
"I Was There to Hear Your Borning 
Cry" and Pastor Melissa Maxwell- 
Doherty giving the passing of peace. 

Cake and coffee was served after 
the service to bid Kemmerling farewell. 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 41, No. 14 


60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

December 6, 2000 


Editors suggest cookie 
parties replace finals 

See story on page 10 


CLU celebrates the diversity of 
different holiday celebrations 

See story on pages 6-7 


Regals basketball wins big in 
start of season 

See story on page 11 

continues for 

By Katie Bashaw 


This Christmas, many of the organi- 
zations and people on campus that give so 
much to the students, are also giving back 
to the community. 

This is the fourth year that the Adopt- 
A-Family program is being supported by 
CLU. Coordinator for Student Activities 
Gail Strickler has been working hard to 
inform groups on campus of this opportu- 

The group Strickler works through is 
called the Christmas Adoption Program 
(CAP). CAP works with larger organiza- 
tions such as Lutheran Support Services, 
Salvation Army and Catholic charities to 

get information on low income families. 

"Low income is generally families of 
four to five making, on average, $1,000 a 
month," Strickler said. 

Strickler e-mails groups and offices 
on campus to get interest before 
Thanksgiving. When she gets all the 
responses, she tells CAP how many fami- 
lies CLU can support and CAP sends 
Strickler biographies of the families. 

Biographies include the names and 
ages of family members, clothing and 
shoe sizes, Christmas wishes and a way to 
contact the family. Strickler passes this 
information on to the sponsoring group. 

Adopting a family involves providing 
the holiday meal, usually in the form of 
gift certificates, and giving gifts to the 

Children receive toys that they have 
asked for in their biographies and some- 
times clothing items. Parents aren't 
always specific in what they want, but 
they will get presents too. 

"Every mom will say 4 oh no, just give 
something to the kids,' but it's nice to 
make them feel special too," Strickler 

This year there are 17 groups and 
offices such as the Hawaiian Club, the 
admissions office, printing services, the 
President's office. Lord of Life Student 
Congregation and each residence hall, 
sponsoring 15 families. 

Each residence hall is working with 
the RAs and Hall Council to determine 
how to raise the money and donations for 
their families. 

Pederson Hall is planning to sponsor 
pictures with Santa for the whole campus 
to raise money. Old West Hall council is 
making up flyers to hand out to residents 
with information on the family and will be 
collecting money and other donations. 

On Dec. 10, they will deliver the pres- 
ents to their family. Each individual group 
has the option of delivering gifts to the 

Please see FAMILY, Page 4 

Bringing in holiday spirit 

By Malin Lundblad 


The CLU Christmas concert marked the 
beginning of the holiday season on campus 
and in the Conejo Valley. It opened on Friday, 
Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. and was performed on 
Saturday night at the same time, as well as on 
Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. 

'The Christmas concert is a long held tra- 
dition here at California Lutheran University," 
said Daniel Geeting, conductor for the 
University Symphony. "It always takes place 
during the first weekend of December." 

The theme of this year's concert was "Star 
of Wonder" — a line taken from the Christmas 
carol "We Three Kings Of Orient Are." 

Taking place in Samuelson Chapel, the 
concert included music and readings of the 
season from the University Choirs and 

"k's amazing to see how our hard work 
can pull together and create a concert," junior 
Stacey Scanlan said. "The way this choir 
works together, and the fun we have rehearsing 
and performing really demonstrate the spirit of 

The concert was free, although a mini- 
mum donation of $5 per person or $10 per 
family was suggested. 

"The celebration is for everyone, not just students, staff, and 
faculty at CLU," Geeting said. "It is an opportunity for the whole 
community to get together." 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

University Choirs sing "We Three Kings of Orient Are" with the audience 
in Samuelson Chapel Saturday evening. 

"There was a good mix of songs and readings, and their voices 
are wonderful !" 

Extra chairs were placed throughout the chapel to accom- 

'The singers were amazing," junior Ruth Tesfamicael said. Please see CONCERT, Page 4 

Christmas festivities and holiday snow 

By Brianne Davis 


The Christmas Festival at CLU on 
Thursday, Nov. 30, brought the holiday 
spirit to CLU. 

Early in the morning a phenomenon 
not seen very often in Thousand Oaks was 
seen at CLU's Pavilion— SNOW. Twenty 
tons of ice was used for the little area of 
snow that students played in all day. 

There were two plastic sleds to use 
on the snow slide and a Polaroid camera 
was on hand so that everyone would have 
a souvenir of the event. Snowball fights 
were a recurring event throughout the day 
and late into the night. 

"It was way fun. Snow was the best 
idea ever," sophomore Bekka Hildebrand 

The day's events continued with a 
Christmas Boutique in the SUB accom- 
panied by a craft table. Students designed 
decorations for the CLU Christmas tree 
and their own dorm rooms. 

To help get people in the mood the 
cafeteria had lunch in the SUB to bring 
people together to eat and admire the 
snow at their fingertips. 

The SUB was covered with 
Christmas decorations including stock- 
ings which lined the room, wrapping 
paper on doors and windows, red, white 
and green balloons and icicle lights. 

The Pavilion was decorated as well, 
and was covered in garland, lights and red 

bows. The air was filled with pine scent 
from the huge tree in the room and the 
Christmas CDs kept songs in the air all 
day. There was even a Christmas chair for 
aspiring Santa Clauses to practice sitting 
on next to a fireplace with stockings hung 

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Reduce, reuse, recycle garbage 

By Cory Hughes 


On Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Women's 
Resource Center, Environmental 
Programs Assistant Gail Kaufman spoke 
about what can and cannot be recycled . 

Kaufman began by explaining how 
bad it is to pour anything besides water 
down storm drains. 

Many people wait until late at night to 
get rid of things like used antifreeze and 

Placards are currently being put up 
throughout Thousand Oaks to discourage 
this from happening. 

Thousand Oaks produces 800 tons of 
trash per day. During the holiday season 
this amount is anywhere from three to 10 
times as much. 

Landfills are now the only way to dis- 
pose of trash properly, because the burning 
of trash has been outlawed in California. 

Recycling bins are now provided to 
every household to go along with the trash 

When the recyclable items get picked 
up they are taken directly to the recycling 
center. Once there, the items are carried on 
conveyer belts as workers separate and 
pull off the items. 

A bin is now also available for items 
that can be reused as compost. Some of 
these items are grass trimmings, tree 
branches and leaves. 

'These new bins increase the amount 
of recycling done by people because it is 
the most convenient way to recycle," 
Kaufman said. 

Most plastic containers have a num- 
ber on the bottom. Only containers with 
Ithe numbers one and two are recyclable. 
No specifics are designated for glass. 
The highest market out of all recyclable 
items is for aluminum. 

Mercedes Benz uses a lot of recycled 
materials for new cars including leather 
and aluminum. 

"Styrofoam is not recyclable, so you 
should try to just not buy it," Kaufman 

said. "Be more aware of items with less 
packaging when at the store." 

Magazines and envelopes with win- 
dows can now be recycled. Although card- 
board is recyclable, pizza boxes are not 
because they are too contaminated. 

Items such as milk cartons and ice 

cream containers are not recyclable 

because of the wax coating on the outside. 

Kaufman made a few suggestions for 

the holiday season. 

"When wrapping presents for 
Christmas, try to use things that are 
reusable such as scarves, tins and bags," 
Kaufman said. 

One way to conserve energy is com- 
posting. Some items that are able to be 
composted are any vegetables, coffee 
grounds, grass, and yard trimmings. 
Composting reduces trash by 30 to 60 per- 

Refined motor oil is the newest step in 
the recycling advancements. Motor oil 
never gets bad, just dirty. 

Mercedes Benz uses refined motor oil 
for all of the cars that come off of the man- 
ufacturing line. 

Disneyland and the airport shuttle 
service called Roadrunner also use refined 
motor oil in all of their vehicles. 

Electronics can now also be recycled. 
Many companies have a "cradle to grave" 

This means that the company will 
take back what they sold you when you do 
not want it anymore. 

Jan. 6 is Computer Recycling Day. 
Hairdryers, radios, televisions, computers 
and many other items can be recycled. 

The designated spot in Thousand 
Oaks is right across the street from the 
Thousand Oaks Library on Janss Road. 

Another, way to reduce trash is to cut 
down on junk mail. When you receive 
junk mail peel off the address label and 
send it back. They are required by law to 
take your name off of the mailing list. 

Kaufman finished by explaining that 
studies indicate the less hassle people have 
to go through the more they will recycle. 

Keeping you informed: 
ASCLU Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 


Alcohol became the subject of discus- 
sion at the senate meeting Monday, Nov. 
27, at 5:30 p.m. in Nygreen 1. 

Sophomore Senator Abe Choi pro- 
posed a bylaw that would remove any 
ASCLU member from office if caught at 
an on campus school event under the 
influence of alcohol. 

"My main concern is to make sure 
everyone is accountable for their actions," 
Choi said. 

Junior Senator Matt Bock believed 
the bylaw would put more stake on the 
issue, while Junior Senator Nathan Miller 
believed the issue should be based on 

"I think it should be established as a 
respect issue year after year as a part of 
ASCLU," Miller said. 

Senior Senator Inga Magi says char- 
acter and judgment are expected and a 
judicial board should be able to handle the 
ASCLU alcohol policies. 

Senior Senator Gus Aldana thought 

the bill would be good for ASCLU. 

"I think there is a time and a place for 
everything, if you want to drink go do so 
just don't go to a school event," Aldana 

After much debate the bylaw failed 
with a vote of five to seven. 

In other senate news, senate commit- 
tees continue to work on various projects 
such as benches, fixing residence hall 
doors, recognition plaques, the CLU cross 
and the study abroad program. Senate also 
discussed purchasing a Christian flag and 
an American flag to be put in Nygreen 1. 
ASCLU President Bryan Card will pro- 
pose the idea to CLU President Luedtke 
and have more information next week. 

Dean of Students Bill Rosser 
announced the hiring of Kristen McRae as 
the new health and service director. 
McRae received her undergraduate degree 
from the University of California, Davis, a 
graduate degree from Duke University and 
is an officer in the Navy. McRae will start 
on Monday, Dec. 4. 

"She is a great person. I think we did 
very well," Rosser said. 

Photograph by Cory Hughes 

Gail Kaufman speaks about the importance of recycling garbage. 

Keeping you informed: 
Residence Hall Assoc. 

By Katie Bashaw 


At the RH A meeting on Monday, Nov. 
20, RHA Director Kim McHale instructed 
each member to think about possible 
themes for Sexual Responsibility week, 
which will be in March before Spring 
Break. After the Thanksgiving holiday, the 
committee came back brimming with 
ideas. After a long deliberation, the theme 
was decided to be "Just Do It, Safely." 

For Sexual Responsibility week, 
Coordinator for Educational Programs 
Jenny Brydon and her student staff are 
working on bringing in a portion of the 
AIDS quilt to display on campus. McHale 
also mentioned that she is working on get- 
ting different organizations in the 
Thousand Oaks and CLU community to 
sponsor a portion of an AIDS wall. 

'The wall is sort of a testament," 
McHale said. 

Each portion is designed by the spon- 
soring group to commemorate someone 
who died of AIDS. Other possible activi- 
ties for that week are G.Y.R.A.D. (Get 
Your Roomie A Date), a Battle of the Family. 

Keeping you informed 
Programs Board 

Sexes at lunch in the park and personal 
pledge cards. Programming Chair Margie 
Miller is also working on getting a speak- 

Besides Sexual Responsibility Week 
other activities and projects were dis- 

Pederson President Dereem 
McKinney sponsored a bill that passed to 
allocate money from RHA's fund for hall 
improvement to fix the pool table in the 
Pederson lounge. 

Hall Caroling will be held on 
Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. in the Forum. 
This is a competition in which each resi- 
dence hall is to perform Christmas carols. 
Creativity, amount of hall member partici- 
pation and RA and ARC appearances all 
count in the final tallying of votes. 

All the halls are getting ready to cele- 
brate Christmas individually also. 

New West is sponsoring cookie deco- 
rating, Mount Clef is having Secret Santas 
in the hall and Thompson is planning to 
watch the original Grinch cartoon. 

Each hall is also raising money and 
collecting gifts and food for Adopt-A- 

By Eric Kallman 


The latest programs board meeting 
was called to order at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 
Nov. 27, in Nygreen 1. 

Board advisor Michael Fuller 
announced Kristen , McRae as the new 
California Lutheran University campus 
nurse who will be replacing Beverly 

ASCLU President Bryan Card 

announced that hall caroling would take 
place on Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. at the Forum. 

It was announced that Dr. Tonsing 
would be leading the worship service on 
Dec. 6. 

The board commended themselves for 
the success of the Lip Sync concert that 
took place on Nov. 16. 

Spring dates have now been set for 
many activities including a hypnotist, 
comedian and a Spring Formal Fashion 

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December 6, 2000 

Portable planetarium comes to CLU 

By Alison Robertson 


Ventura County Discovery Center showcased 
its Starlab portable planetarium to CLU's education 
preparatory class in Ahmanson Science Building 
Thursday, Nov. 30, at 2:15 p.m. 

Approximately 20 CLU students on the 
teacher track in Dr. Elizabeth Javor's "Math and 
Science Methods" course participated in the show- 

Ventura County Discovery Center volunteers 
and employees went through the planetarium pres- 
entation with the future teachers. 

"Our class basically just covers math methods, 
so it was fun to do something with science," Stefani 
Haag said. 

The museum is able to showcase its $30,000 
Starlab because of a grant from Verizon. After two 
years, the museum's Starlab is expected to be self- 

Director of Education for Ventura County 
Discovery Center Dr. Linda Organ arranged for the 
Starlab to be showcased at CLU. Organ is also 
director of the governor's reading professional 
development initiative at CLU. 

The grant from Verizon enables the Starlab to 
be showcased at different schools and organiza- 

tions to spread the word about the portable plane- 

"We brought the Starlab to CLU because I 
wanted to bring it home," Organ said. 

Ventura County Discovery Center was found- 
ed in 1994 and currently has over 200 volunteers. 
Its mission is to "promote greater understanding of 
science and technology while inspiring people of 
all ages to expand their thinking and creative pow- 

The portable Starlab planetarium reinforces 
the Discovery Center's "hands-on" approach to 
learning. Made out of material like an innertube, 
the portable planetarium is inflated with a fan. 

"It takes one fan about three minutes to inflate 
the Starlab," said Ventura County Discovery Center 
employee Adriane Levy. 

Once inflated, the Starlab planetarium holds 
approximately 30 people. A projector is put inside 
the igloo to show slides of pictures of planets and 
neighboring galaxies. 

"We want kids to be involved with all their 
senses," Organ said. 

Ventura County Discovery Center has a spe- 
cial program where they bring the Starlab planetar- 
ium to schools for a low per-student cost. For more To find out more about Ventura County Discovery Center 
information, contact Ventura County Discovery programs, volunteer opportunities or ways to participate in 
Center at (805) 494-7753. our future, please call us at (805) 494-7753. 

Another CLU student wins on The Price is Right' game show 

Becky Krause wins various 
prizes as CLU's most recent 
game show winner 

By Brianne Davis 


The speech announced on 
Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the studio set on 
"The Price is Right" was "Becky Krause, 
come on down." 

Krause was called on and bid on a 
six-person raft with a canopy for $450. 
She was the closest to the actual retail 
price and got to go up on stage with Bob 
Barker to play the game "Switch 'Em 

The game has two products and two 
prizes. The idea is that the prices can be 
switched so contestants have to figure out 
which price is right for which product. 

"Everyone was so great and support- 
ive," Krause said. 

With the help of her friends and fel- 
low audience members, Krause let the 
prices stay and won the dining room table 
set with four chairs and a stainless steel 
BBQ valued at $2,600. 

"I am giving the prizes to my parents 
for Christmas. The raft is for my little 
brother, though. The only problem is I 
won't receive them until April," Krause 

Krause entered the Showcase 
Showdown but overbid by $3,000 and 
her opponent won a trip around the world. 

"It was so cool to be 
up there. It was an experi- 
ence I will never forget." 
Krause said. 

Krause gave Barker a 
hug and a CLU sticker, 
which he wore for the 
remainder of the show. 

"I was shocked at 
how old he looked. He 
was also orange because 
of all of the make-up. I 
was also amazed by the 
small set, it always looks 
so big on TV," Krause 

The show will air on 
CBS on January 10. 


Photograph courtesy of Becky Krause 

Sophomore Becky Krause (center). 

Festival: Students 
participate in Christmas fun 

■ Continued from Page 1 

on its ledge. 

"I really enjoyed today. Everybody 
took a part in it because it lasted all day. 
The food was awesome too," junior Kim 
Katzen said. 

Student Programs was in charge of 
the day's festivities. Juniors Angela 
Namba and Julie Brown put together the 
day for all to enjoy. 

"Snow was an excellent idea. 
Whoever was in charge, it was money. 
Everything was so awesome," sophomore 
Tim Hanson said. 

The traditional Christmas tree light- 
ing ceremony was held at 10:30 p.m. 

The Christian Band Peniel was on 
hand for the evening at the Need and 
helped in singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed 
Reindeer with the group of students at the 

There were also six items raffled off 
by sophomore Abe Choi and Brown. The 
raffle tickets were free for students who 
attended the event. Two gift certificates 
each were raffled from Noah's Bagels, 
Jamba Juice and Old Navy. 

The students then gathered around 
the tree for the annual lighting ceremony. 
After the tree was lit the work of all the 
students who made decorations could be 
admired from everywhere in the room. 

The CLU flags, the purple glass balls 
and the other creative efforts of the stu- 
dents made the tree beautiful for all to see. 

After the tree lighting, students set- 
tled in for music and dancing along with a 
mug of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. 

"We wanted something to get people 
in the Christmas spirit. But we wanted it 
to be fun and different so that is how snow 
came about," Brown said. "It definitely 
helped to de-stress people before finals. I 
think it went really well." 

Concert: Holiday spirit 
comes together at CLU 

■ Continued from Page 1 

modate the large audience. Extended park- 
ing was also available. 

"Since this is a Lutheran institution, 
Christmas is one of the two central points 
of the year," Geeting said. 

People from the community enjoyed 
the Christmas conert. 

"I enjoyed the concert very much," 

Thousand Oaks resident Barbara Lingens 
said. "My husband teaches here, and we 
come to see the concert every year." 

The concert lasted for about an hour 
and a half and was concluded with the tra- 
ditional song "The First Noel," in which 
the audience was encouraged to participate 
in the singing. 

"I'm so happy to get to share the 
Christmas joy with everyone," Scanlan 

Family: CLU gets involved in help- 
ing others celebrate the season 

■ Continued from Page 1 

family themselves, or having the 
Community Service Center contact the 
family to arrange a time for delivery. 

"I have participated in years past and 
found that through this program I've not 

only helped a family but given myself a 
gift as well," Strickier said. "My gift is 
remembering the true meaning of 
Christmas isn't wrapped up in foiled paper 
and can't be bought at the local depart- 
ment store. I've found through this pro- 
gram [that] Christmas is about the simple 
joy of giving." 

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December 6, 2000 

OPT is beneficial for all 

By Janne Klock 


Most international students have heard of Optional 
Practical Training (OPT) during their education at CLU. 
Yet, according to Juanita Pryor, the director of multicul- 
tural programs and international student service, only 
about half of graduating international students complete 

"I would say that about 33 percent to 50 percent of 
the students do their OPT. I would recommend interna- 
tional students who are going to graduate school, to wait 
until they are done there," Pryorn said. 

OPT provides international students with an oppor- 
tunity to work for 12 months before or after graduation. 

"I would recommend international students to apply 
for it three months prior to their graduation," Pryor said. 

When asked, international students named three 
main reasons for completing OPT. OPT provides an aspir- 
ing graduate school student with an opportunity to gain 
the work experience most graduate programs require for 

"If I hadn't been able to work as a physical therapy 
technician for almost nine months, I would never have 

been admitted to USC," Robert Spang said, who graduat- 
ed from CLU in 1998. He is now attending his second 
year at the doctors program for physical therapists at 
USC. His roommate and study partner Kazanori Hagihara 

'The OPT really helped me to gain experience and 
to get good recommendations form people already work- 
ing in the field," Hagihara said. 

In order to obtain a work visa (H-l) or green card in 
the United States, international students are helped by the 
company they work for. OPT is a way for international 
students to show a company what kind of quality worker 
they are, and that they are worth the effort and funding 
involved in applying for a work visa. 

"When I was looking for a place to do my OPT, one 
of the decision factors was that I would have an opportu- 
nity to apply for a visa with the company's help,"graduate 
student Oskar Kantoft said., He is currently working for 
Alcatel with his H- 1 work visa. 

"In order to get an H-l visa, it is required that the 
company could not find an American with the same qual- 
ifications the international student have," said Pryor. 

The third reason given for doing OPT is less goal 
oriented. Some international students feel that after grad- 
uating they do not want to go back to their home country 

and work right away. They would rather apply for a job in 
the United States and try the non-student life. 

'The year I did my OPT really helped me relax and 
get focused for going back home and start working," said 
Peter Bondestam, a graduate from CLU in 1995. 

Johan Vik is graduating from CLU in spring 2001. 
He is thinking about taking his OPT before returning to 
Norway. He feels that the experience he will get here will 
benefit him when he returns to his home country. 

'To know English and to be able to understand the 
American work system is important for me since I come 
from a small country called Norway," Vik said. 

This opportunity will give him a huge benefit com- 
pared to his fellow students who study in Norway. Vik 
will have the benefit that he can both speak and write 
English fluently. Since he is a business major, he will 
know all the business terms in English. He is planning to 
go into international business when he graduates, and 
since he has an education from CLU, he will most likely 
be a better candidate than students who studied in 

"OPT is also beneficial for Americans in the way 
that they are given the opportunity to work with interna- 
tional people, and learn about different cultures and work 
habits," said Pryor. 

Loss of foreign student attraction 

By Janne Klock 

During the last 10 years, the number 
of international students has been reduced 
by 59.6 percent at CLU. 

"This is due to the costs of going 
here," said Fredrik Nanhed, a former CLU 
student. When he arrived at CLU from 
Sweden in 1995, there were 110 interna- 
tional students. This year there are only 62. 
In the last few years, the cost of 
tuition has increased a minimum of $300 
each year. An international student paid 
$24,240 this year to attend CLU. 

The same amount is also paid by 
American students, but they have opportu- 
nities to get grants that international stu- 
dents do not have access to. Some interna- 
tional students get grants from their gov- 
ernment, such as Johan Vik, a 21-year-old 
student from Norway. 

"Because we study abroad, the 
Norwegian government gives us $13,500 
in grants and loans. The rest of the money 
we have to come up with ourselves," Vik 

New international students with an 
F-l visa are not allowed to work except on 
campus. After nine months, off-campus 
employment is allowed only for F-l stu- 
dents who have obtained authorization 
through the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service (INS). 

"Off-campus employment may be 
granted under three programs. The first is 
curricular practical training. The second is 
optional practical training and the third is 
employment based on economic hard- 
ship," Juanita Pryor, director of the multi- 
cultural programs and international stu- 
dent service said. Pryor has worked with 
international students for four years. 

The next thing they have to keep in 
mind is that they are only allowed to work 
in the United States for a year. Therefore, 
most international students start working 
off campus after graduation. 

When arriving, international students 
face numerous practical problems such as 
buying a car, registering the car, purchas- 
ing insurance and getting a valid 
California driver's license. 

"I was shocked when I found out 
how much I had to do after arrival," said 
Nanhe. He added that the Multicultural 
Office helped him solve a lot of problems. 
The Multicultural Office is where 
international and multicultural students 
can go when having troubles or just want 
to talk to someone. 

"I am not surprised about the reduc- 
tion in international students," Pryor said. 
She believes the main cause of the 
reduction of international students is 
financial difficulty. 

"My understanding is that the cost is 
usually the reason for people not applying 
to this school," Pryor said. 

To recruit more people she believes 
that CLU must contact junior colleges. 

"Junior colleges are less expensive. 
Therefore, these colleges have more inter- 
national students," Pryor said. 

She believes that developing a rela- 
tionship with, for instance, Santa Monica 
College, Moorpark College and Valley 
College will improve international stu- 
dents' interest toward CLU. This may 
eventually lead to increased recruitment of 
international students. 

CLU also has an exchange program 
with a university in Austria. If CLU sends 
five people, it gets five people from 
Austria in return. 

'This may lead to interest from other 
Austrians. We know that more people get 
interested in CLU by talking to people 
who are former or present students," Pryor 

Nanhed would definitely recommend 
this school to other students. 

"I had a really great time at CLU. 
The small classes, the unity and last but 
not least, the professors, all added to my 
experience," Nanhed said. 

Nevertheless, every semester a few 
international students decide to go home 
for various reasons. 

"This year four students had to go 
home, mainly because of economic issues. 
Some leave because they just don't fit," 
Pryor said. 

Some international students think 
that the regulations on campus are too 
strict. There are regulations both on and 

off campus that are very different com- 
pared to their home country. 

"For me it was weird coming here as 
an 18-year-old boy and not being able to 
consume alcohol," Vik said. 

The age for buying and drinking 
alcohol in his home country, Norway, is 
18. He said there are a lot of cultural dif- 
ferences between his home country and the 
U.S. International students commonly get 
culture shocked. 

"But you get used to the differences. 
You just have to give it some time," Vik 
said. He believes that most Scandinavian 
students feel that it is hard to come back 
here after being home over the summer. 

According to Nanhed, international 
students have been a good asset for CLU, 
especially to sport teams. Many of them 
have a very high GPA, have broken sports 
records and helped CLU receive positive 
media coverage. 

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December 6, 2000 

Celebration of faith* 

By Susan Tackgo 


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Hanukkah, the historical miraculous restoration 
feast of lights is celebrated and shared at CLU. 

"It's a party. There are games, music and dancing," 
Professor Marsha Markman said. 

This Jewish holiday commemorates the Jewish 
people's victory in the first recorded battle for religious 

"Historically, the origin of Hanukkah started 
around the 2 C.E. whereby Syrians were influential. 
They put down Judaism to the point of forbidding the 
study of Jewish laws," said Rabbi Allen Greenbaum of 
Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. "Judah 
Maccabee, described in the book of Maccabees I and II, 
revolved against his oppressors and it [Hanukkah] has 
now become a celebration of religious freedom." 

This year is the third year Markman has planned 
and coordinated the event. Dr. Dorothy Schechter, Dr. 
Steven Kissinger, sophomore Laurie Tahir and fresh- 
man Colin Cassuto joined Markman to plan this year's 
Hanukkah celebration. 

In this years celebration a Menorah, an eight- 
branch candelabrum, will be lit. The candles are lit for 
eight evenings. One candle is lit the first day, two the 
second and so on until the eight are kindled. Displaying 
a lighted menorah reflects a testimony to God's pres- 
ence in history. 

'There will be two or three menorahs for display 
at the celebration," Markman said. 

Hanukkah is a time for games, parties, special 
dishes and for gifts to the children and adults through- 
out the eight days. Homes are also decorated with a 

variety of Hanukkah symbols and traditional music. 

Many traditional Jewish dishes, such as latkes, 
which are potato pancakes and cookies will be served in 
the festivity. Certain foods are sometimes used as a 
reminder of tradition and custom during Hanukkah. 

Oil is also significant during Hanukkah. After the 
Temple was cleansed by Syrians, one day of oil supply 
was left. That oil miraculously burned for eight days. It 
is now significantly used in preparing dishes as a testa- 
ment and a reminder of the miracle. Oil is also used to 
light the candles during the festival. 

The "dreidel" game is also steeped in historical sig- 
nificance often used to teach students important lessons 
disguised as mere games. The game involves four 
Hebrew letters, which represent an anachronism of "a 
great miracle happened here." 

"Its like a spinning top game," Tahir said. "But, it's 
also a gambling game involving either food or candy." 

Markman encourages all to stop by and enjoy the 
party, as news of Hanukkah celebration at CLU is also 
shared with members of the local community. Hasidic 
Rabbi Ladowitz is scheduled to attend. Hasidism repre- 
sent a sect within Judaism that emphasizes Jewish tradi- 
tion in mystical ways. Hasidic Jews view worship as a 
thing of joy, and are very expressive when combining 
song and dance. 

A popular dance is the Hora, which is a fast circle 
dance that involves going round and round, jumping and 

"[Hora is] like Fiddler on the Roof type of danc- 
ing," Tahir said. 

The first light of Hanukkah candlelight begins Dec. 
21 and ends Dec. 29. 

Left: Kwanzaa boutique of colors that represent the 

Bottom: Students sell candles and other items used 
during Kwanzaa. 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Photograph by Karl Fedje 

Kwanzaa: spiritual celebration 

By Larsen Ensberg 


Kwanzaa, the festival, celebrates the unity of 
African- American families and the goodness of life. 

This holiday was initiated by Dr. Manulana Ron 
Karenga on Dec. 26, 1966, to maintain history, knowl- 
edge, identity and power. 

"Kwanzaa is a way of life, not just a celebration. As 
a living social practice, it is a week of actual remember- 
ing, reassessing, recommitting, rewarding, and rejoicing," 
according to the Kwanzaa information center. 

The celebration preparation begins by arranging 
symbols on the floor or lower table. The decorations 
include important symbols as the Mkeka, straw mat, 
Kinara, candle holder, Muhindi, ears of corn, and Zawadi, 
gifts. Then the Bendera Ya Taifa, flag of the black nation, 

is placed facing East. 

A member of the family starts the Kwanzaa prayer 
and calls all of the family to join. Following the unity is 
the Kwanzaa song to unite, strengthen and encourage 
every member of the family. 

Seven principles compose Kwanzaa: Umoja or 
unity, kujichagulia or self determination, Ujima, collec- 
tive work and responsibility, Ujamma or cooperative eco- 
nomics, Nia or purpose, Kuumba or creativity, and Imani 

or faith. 

The purpose of Kwanzaa is to rebuild and develop 
the community and to restore traditional greatness. 
Ceativity work is involve in the celebration, to leave the 
community better than when it was inherited. 

Kwanzaa was also designed to help African 
Americans understand the present and deal with the 

Kwanzaa begins Dec. 26 and ends Jan. 1. 

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By Josie Huerta 


Las Posadas, a colorful tradition in 
Mexico and the United States as part of the 
Christmas holiday, is celebrated with can- 
dies, fruit, food and drinks. The celebra- 
tion commemorates Mary and Joseph's 
cold journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem 
in search of shelter. 

'The reenactment of Jesus' birth is to 
pay respect to His birth," freshman 
Lizbeth Ramos said. 

During the celebration, homes are 
decorated with papier-mache* ornaments. 
One example of an ornament is a star 
which symbolizes the star that so mysteri- 
ously guided the three Kings to the new- 
born, Jesus. 

Every night before Christmas a party 
is held in different neighborhood homes. 
At dusk, all guests gather outside a home 
to begin Las Posadas journey. A small 
child dressed as an angel leads the crowd 
as they follow children carrying figures of 
Mary and Joseph, singing melodious 

"People gather in the house or church 
to bless Mary. The party begins with tradi- 
tional food, tamales, hot chocolate, bunue- 
los and sweet bread," Spanish professor 
Ron Teichmann said. 

As the journey for shelter continues, 
the crowd lit their candles. When they 

reach a home, the crowd separates into 
two groups, one goes inside the house, the 
other remains outside. 

Everyone outside the house begin to 
sing Los Peces en El Rio, a song that begs 
for shelter as it reenacts Mary and Joseph's 
difficulty in finding a place to lodge. The 
door of the home is finally open, the reli- 
gious part ends and the fun begins. 

"After we place the figure of baby 
Jesus we sing songs and eat pan dulce, cin- 
namon tea and break the pihata," Ramos 

Musicians then play Mary Morena 
and Christmas songs. A pinata, a fragile 
earthenware jar covered with papier- 
mache* that comes in all shapes and sizes, 
is filled with candy, toys and sometimes 
money. Everyone in the crowd, especially 
children, then gather around the pinata and 
each take a chance to hit it, until the pina- 
ta is broken. 

'The body of the pinata symbolizes 
the devil. The pinata is hit to destroy evil 
and the candies inside represent good 
virtues," Teichmann said. 

Las Posadas is celebrated every 
evening from Dec. 16-24. The last Posada 
is most popular as it follows the midnight 
Catholic Mass. 

'The last day is a formal ceremony. 
The figure of baby Jesus is placed in the 
crib and children say verses to adore the 
child and Mary," Teichmann said. 

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December 6, 2000 

An insight into Advent 

By Patrick Chesney 


Advent lessons and carols were the 
focus at the Wednesday, Nov. 29, morning 
chapel service. 

"I have been a church organist or 
organist/choirmaster ever since I was a 
sophomore in college, and as a committed 
church musician I have been challenged to 
program music for the four weeks preced- 
ing Christmas, the beginning of the church 
year, the season of Advent," said 
University Organist and Professor Carl 
Bertram Swanson. 

The core of the service consisted of 

an introduction by Swanson, 
four readings, four hymns, and 
four organ pieces. 

"We are surrounded with 
the sounds and sights of 
Christmas, but the season of 
Advent is not yet Christmas, 
and the Church has a counter- 
cultural message for us, and 
here I'm quoting from my 
Advent manual: 'We are to live 
in expectation, to hold fast to a 
promise deferred, to wait for 
the arrival of the one who has 
already come," Swanson said. 

Swanson also talked 
about the part he thinks music 
plays in religion. 

"Music has power and 
especially so when combined with inspired 
words of writers and poets; Martin Luther, 
as a theologian and musician, knew this 
and believed it. In an essay titled 
'Concerning Music' he wrote — and I have 
always used this quotation on this occa- 
sion — 'Music is a gift from God not of 
men. After theology I accord music the 
highest place and the greatest honor," said 

The readings and the hymns, which 
made up the core of the service, all had 
something to do with the Advent theme. 

The first reading, 1 Thessalonians 
5:1-11, contains a passage advising early 
Christians to be patient and alert. 

This reading was then followed with 
the hymn, "Wake, Awake, for Night is 

Swanson then played J.S. Bach's 
"Choral Prelude on Wachet Auf ' on the 
organ. The pattern of a reading, a hymn, 
and then an organ piece continued 
throughout the service. 

Isaiah 12:2-6, the second reading, 
was the only reading to come from the Old 
Testament of the Bible. This reading dealt 
mainly with the praise due to God, accord- 
ing to the ancient Hebrew prophets. 

One stanza of the reading said, "Give 
thanks to the Lord; call on his name; make 
known his deeds among the nations; pro- 
claim that his name is exalted." 

The third reading was Luke 1:26-38. 
This reading contains the story of the angel 
Gabriel coming down to tell Mary about 
her immaculate conception. 

According to the reading, 
'The Holy Spirit will come upon 
you, and the power of the Most 
High will overshadow you; there- 
fore the child to be born will be 
holy; He will be called Son of 

The final reading of the 
service came from the final book 
of the New Testament, Revelation 

This reading deals with the 
rewards that Christians would 
receive if they waited steadfastly 

for the Second Coming of their Messiah, 
Jesus Christ. 

According to the reading, 'Then the 
angel showed me the river of the water of 
life, bright as crystal, flowing from the 
throne of God and of the lamb through the 
middle of the street of the city. On either 
side of the river is the tree of life with its 
twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit 
each month; and the leaves of the tree are 
for the healing of the nations. Nothing 
accursed will be found there any more." 

Like the first hymn, the other three 
also dealt with the approaching Christmas 

The names of the tunes were "Savior 
of the Nations, Come," "Lo, How a Rose 
Er Blooming," and "The King Shall 

The Advent season began on Dec. 3 
and will end on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. 

The crowning of Santa Lucia 

The Santa Lucia ceremony, 
a time-honored tradition, 
comes to CLU 

By Katie Bashaw 


The Santa Lucia festival has been a 
tradition at CLU for over 40 years now, 
and as Christmas approaches, students are 
voting for the senior they hope will be 
crowned Santa Lucia. This year's ceremo- 
ny will be held in the chapel on Wed, Dec. 

This tradition was started by Dean 
Rudy Edmunds after he witnessed this fes- 
tival at Pacific Lutheran University in 
Tacoma, Washington. 

"Edmunds felt that the spiritual and 
cultural values of the festival enhanced the 
spirit of our campus," Dr. Ernst Tonsing 

The ceremony will begin with the 
Santa Lucia court walking down the center 
isle dressed in white robes and holding 
candles while the congregation sings the 
traditional "Santa Lucia" hymm. Each girl 
and her escort will light one of the candles 
on the crown of Santa Lucia and Lucia 
herself will speak to the congregation. 

This year's court consists of: fresh- 
men Lissa Merrill and Brian Wienberger, 
sophomores Scott Mehl and Kristin 
Wideman, juniors Malika Rice and Dave 
Ruggiero and seniors Meghan Johnston 
and James Polk. Santa Lucia is senior 
Cindy Ham and her escort is senior Tyler 

The legend of Santa Lucia is an old 
Scandinavian tradition that has evolved 

since 304 AD. 

The story is of a woman named Lucia 
who secretly vowed, at a very young age, 
to dedicate her life to serving God by shar- 
ing her prospertity with the poor. Because 
this was a secret vow, her mother did not 
know about it and tried to marry her to a 
wealthy man who had no faith in God. 

When Lucia refused the marriage, she 
revealed her promise to God and was pros- 
ecuted by her suitor for being a Christian. 
She was sentenced to burn at the stake, but 
while the flames surrounded her, they did 
not burn her. Her fianc£ was so upset that 
he plunged his sword into her heart, but 
before she died, a light surrounded her 
that was so bright, the soldiers and her 
suitor fell to the ground. 

The ceremony for Lucia, whose 
names means light, has been celebrated in 
various countries across the globe on 
December 13. 

In Switzerland, Lucia delivers gifts to 
the young girls. In Sicily, people celebrate 
by running through the streets with bun- 
dles of burning straw. In Sweden, a young 
woman in each family is elected to repre- 
sent Lucia. 

Early on the morning of the 13th, she 
dresses in a white robe and red sash with a 
crown of leaves lit with candles and deliv- 
ers coffee, bread and saffron buns to her 
family's bedside. 

In Stockholm, it has also been made 
into a public decision as to who will be the 
Santa Lucia for that year. Candidates from 
all over the city enter the contest and the 
people of the city vote. 

This festival, with its Scandinavian 
roots, reflected the origins of California 

Lutheran. This saint, who had given her 
dowry to the poor, reflected the generosity 
of the people and congregations that 
founded, built and supported our school 
and that the virtues of Santa Lucia were 
those qualities that we as an educational 
institution wanted to instill in out students. 
That the festival opens the Advent season 
looking for the king of light, Christ is rep- 
resented in the shield, or seal, of our 
school. Within the oval emblem below the 
arms of the cross is the open Bible, the 
Book from which our faith comes and 
opposite to it, the lamp which illuminates, 
or lightens, the soul and mind of the stu- 
dent," said Tonsing. 

Here at CLU, the ceremony is held 

much like the festival in Stockholm, 
Sweden. Candidates for the honor of being 
Santa Lucia are voted on by their peers. 
There is one female from each class, along 
with her escort who is also decided by bal- 
lot. In the senior class there are two repre- 
sentatives, one who will be crowned Santa 

'The purpose of Santa Lucia is to 
reflect the spiritual values that people hold 
at California Lutheran University. The cri- 
teria for the nominations were based on 
spiritual life, service within the communi- 
ty and church, and involvement in on-cam- 
pus activities," Programs Board Religious 
Activities Representative Dan Carlton 


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TRL's new pop princess 

By Jackie Dannaker 


Hot new star Samantha Mumba has 
become the queen of the billboard charts at 
the young age of 17. She is No. 6 on the 
Billboard Hot 100 for her hit, "Gotta Tell 
You," and she is rated No. 21 on the UK 
album charts. 

She is a 21st century teen with a dif- 
ferent R&B twist who comes from the East 
Coast of Ireland. 

She has been on MTV's Total Requst 
Live for her "Gotta Tell You" hit for more 
than four weeks now, and she has already 
sung with Mandy Moore and S Club 7 on 
Fox in early November. 

"When I say I'm black and from 
Ireland it sounds kinda like, uh oh but it 
means I'm something totally different 
from the usual blonde haired, blue-eyed 
American female artists. I want to show a 
bit more attitude and I have an opinion that 
I want known," Samantha Mumba said to 
her TRL fans. 

Mumba entices her fans with the 
unusual lyrics in her songs. 

Her song "Body II Body" was an 
interesting reworking of David Bowie's 
"Ashes to Ashes." 

"It's physical. Not spiritual attraction 
I hear you coming when I ring the dinner 
bell. Got my phazer set to stun." 

This song talks about physical attrac- 
tion and all the sexual desire people exhib- 
it within that moment. 

Her hit "Gotta Tell You" has intense- 
ly meaningful lyrics. 

"Don't wanna love you, if you don't 
love me. Don't wanna need you when you 
need me too." 

This expresses how hard it is to say 
goodbye to someone you care about. It had 
an upbeat rhythm that would be good in a 
club atmosphere. 

Another unique song with a mellow 
twist is "Lately." This song expresses the 

feelings one has when they watch someone 
from afar and hope that they will have the 
courage to make something happen. 

"Lately I've been watching you, been 
thinking about you baby. And everything 
you do." 

This is typical when you care about 
someone and do not know what to do with 

There seemed to be an underlying 
tone in each of her songs about relation- 
ships, love and the physical attraction that 
people have for one another. 

In her song, "Always come back to 
your love," Mumba is searching for a rea- 
son to stay the night and she wants her 
love interest to give her a reason why she 
should not walk out the door. 

"Show me where I belong tonight. 
Give me a reason to stay." 

These lyrics express the inner battle 
that Mumba is fighting within herself. She 
wants to know why she loves someone 
who is so bad for her. 

Mumba has always had her heart set 
on being a singer. She would go to school 
exhausted from performing on stages and 
television. Finally, from all the hard work 
that it took to cultivate her dream, she 
decided to put her education on hold and 
pursue a career in singing with hope that 
she would make it. 

Well, amazingly she has and she is 
flying to the top of the charts at the speed 
of light. In fact, she has been compared to 
singers like Brandy and Britney Spears. 

"Everything's happening so quickly 
for me and I sometimes think to myself I 
don't have a clue what's going on! But 
even though I can really hit the high notes, 
I keep well and truly on the ground," 
Mumba said. 

She wants everyone to know she will 
always love her mother no matter where 
her singing takes her and she thinks Puff 
Daddy is really hot. 

I give Samantha Mumba a one out of 

five stars. She does have a distinct R&B 
voice. However, I don't think she will last 
because she is just another teen pop singer 
that will probably be forgotten in a few 
months. There is nothing that is distinc- 
tively different about her music. She is 

reminiscent of Britney Spears, Christina 
Aguilera and Brandy. 

She may have initially had promise 
but an artist has to stand out with impecca- 
ble skills to really be noticed and appreci- 

Photograph courtesy of Interscope Records 

Samantha Mumba posing for a photo shoot dedicated to the release of 
her new album. 

The super powers unite 

By Chris Schmitthenner 


"How many days in your life have 
you been sick?" This is the chilling central 
question in "Unbreakable," the new film 
by M. Night Shyamalan, the writer and 
director of "The Sixth Sense." 

The film draws you in quickly, with 
David Dunn (Bruce Willis) riding on a 
train that gets into a horrible accident. 
Dunn comes to in the emergency room, 
only to find out that he not only is the sole 
survivor of the crash, but he does not even 
have a scratch to show for it. 

Dunn attempts to resume his life as a 
stadium security guard, but while attend- 
ing the memorial service for those killed in 
the crash, he returns to his truck to find a 
note tucked under his windshield stating 
the message, "How many days in your life 
have you been sick?" 

The trail of the mysterious note leads 
Dunn to Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), 
an art dealer who specializes in rare comic 
book art. Price has had a serious condition 
since birth in which his bones are not 
dense enough, and therefore break very 
easily. Price feels that if there are people 
like him that are easily broken, there must 

also be people on the other end of the spec- 
trum that are nearly unbreakable. 

Dunn, of course, rejects the ideas at 
first, but as Price persistently pops up in 
Dunn's life, David begins to remember his 
past and begins to believe what Price is 
telling him. 

From here on, though, there are some 
definite plot problems. There are multiple 
scenes that are so apathetic that they more 
closely resemble the two-dimensional 
comic books Price sells than real people. 

Plus, there is an ongoing story 
mixed in about problems between David 
Dunn and his wife, Audrey (Robin 
Wright), which serve no purpose. 

The plot twist, which occurs at the 
end, was shockingly exceptional but 
unfortunately Shyamalan had nowhere 
to go with the film after it. 

Despite its flaws, "Unbreakable" is 
still worth the price of admission. It 
draws you in and delivers a surprise 
ending, even if what was in between 
was less than superb. 

I give "Unbreakable" three out of 
four broken bones, in honor of Samuel 
L. Jackson's fall down the subway 
stairs. Keep your eyes closed for that 


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December 6, 2000 

Let us have a life 





Every December, I get depressed 
because Christmas is getting closer. 
My roommates get sick of me com- 
plaining about the Christmas decora- 
tions up in our room. I'm not a 
scrooge or a grinch — I like Christmas, 
I just don't like being in southern 
California for Christmas. 

Having never had a white 
Christmas, I see no point to the excite- 
ment about the winter holidays. And 
rather than getting depressed because 
of cold, dreary weather, I am 
depressed by the fact that the weather 
is so perfect. 

I am so aggravated about how 
every January 1 , no matter how horri- 
ble the weather was the night before, it 
is 70 degrees, sunny and beautiful in 
Pasadena, Calif., where the Rose 
Parade is filmed and broadcast 
throughout the country. It is almost as 
though the streets of Pasadena are 
actually in a movie set with a perma- 
nent blue sky. 

People I know from other states tell 
me how they are jealous about how 
perfect the weather is here and don't 
believe me when I tell them it's not all 
it's cracked up to be. California, espe- 
cially southern California, does have 
perfect weather most of the time, but it 
also has its own fair share of bad 
weather. Remember El Niflo? 

1 don't like waking up on 
Christmas morning sweating because 
it's 80 degrees at 8 a.m. Christmas, 
and winter for that matter, are sup- 
posed to be cold. There is supposed to 
be snow on the ground and a fire in 
the fireplace, and 1 just can't get into 
the Christmas spirit when I have to 
wear shorts and a tank top in 

I would much rather be stuck in my 
house because of a blizzard than be 
criticized by mid-westerners for not 
enjoying the "perfect" weather. I'll be 
the first to agree that the weather in 
California is perfect in 
December — perfect for any time 
between June and August — not for 

Christmas isn't depressing because 
it's Christmas. It's depressing for me 
because I know I have to spend anoth- 
er year with a California Christmas. 
And Christmas in December in 
California seems the same to me as 
Christmas in July. It just doesn't seem 
like the time to celebrate. 

I know that the meaning of 
Christmas is much deeper than weath- 
er, but it is ironic how the place that 
creates most of the images we have of 
Christmas is a place that hasn't seen 
snow since it's been known as the 


Next Monday starts the week every col- 
lege student dreads— finals week. 

Most students would agree that finals 
suck. After being bombarded with final 
projects and papers, professors doubt that 
their students have learned anything 
throughout the semester so they give them a 
final exam to discover what they have not 
learned or what they have learned the night 

Students usually do riot start studying 
fot their finals until the night before because 
they want the information to remain in their 
short-term memory until the test is over. 
Once they put the pencil down and turn in 
the test, it leaves their brain until they're sit- 
ting in front of Regis as a contestant on 
"Who Wants to be a Millionaire," maybe. 

Remember elementary school when 
you thought your teachers had no life out- 

side the classroom? Once you get to college, 
you have realized that your professors do 
have a life outside of class. Now we know 
they have spouses and children to go home 
to. They have soccer games, swim lessons 
and other activities to drive their children to 
and from. They enjoy going to movies and 
concerts and other activities, but we do, too. 

It seems that professors fail to realize 
that students also have lives outside of 

Isn't there this rule that says that stu- 
dents should do two hours of homework for 
every hour they are in class? If a student is 
taking 16 units, then they would be expect- 
ed to put in 32 hours of homework and 
studying a week in addition to the time 
spent in class. 

Well, it's too bad that that rule was 
applied in the 1950s when all students had 
to do was go to classes and do homework. 
Today, students are paying their own way, 
playing sports and getting involved in more 
extracurricular activities. 

Students are usually exhausted by the 
end of the semester after going to class, 
studying, working and participating in 
extracurricular activities for 60-80 hours a 
week; so we should be allowed to relax the 
last week of school like we did in elemen- 
tary school, making paper chains for 
Christmas trees, eating sugar cookies and 
watching "How the Grinch Stole 

Finally, have we forgotten about the lit- 
tle things, such as having to move out of the 
dorms 24 hours after our last final or mak- 
ing arrangements to get home after that 
final, especially since we have the 
Christmas presents that we bought for our 
loved ones on that trip to the TO. mall in 
our spare time? 

We might have forgotten some things. 
Either on the professors' end or the stu- 
dents' end, but needless to say, there is a lot 
going on this time of year and finals are 
only unnecessary stressors on everyone's 
already busy lives. 

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December 6, 2000 


The Echo 11 

Regals start season out right 

By Jeremy Schrock 


This season the Regals have been 
able to perform with perfection, undefeat- 
ed in pre-conference play. 

On Friday November 17, the Regals 
competed in the Bon Appetit Classic 
which was held in Salem, Oregon, at 
Willamette University. 

High scorers for the game against 
Willamette University were senior 
Christina Mosseso with 18 points and sen- 
ior Katie Carpenter with 14. High 
Rebounder for that game was Carpenter 
with a total of 10. 

The game was a good opener for the 
Regals. They outscored Willamette in the 
first period, 39 - 29. In the second period 
the Regals were outscored by Willamette 
43 - 36, leaving the final score of the game 
Regals 75, Willamette, 72. This left the 
Regals with a win over the home team, and 

a chance to advance and to compete 
against Lewis & Clark University. 

On November 18th, the Regals com- 
peted against Lewis & Clark University 
who at that point along with the Regals 
were undefeated. 

The first period of this game did not 
look very promising for the Regals, as they 
were only 9 of 50 shooting in the first peri- 
od. The Regals were able to survive, how- 
ever, and only trailed by one point at the 
beginning of the second period. 

In the second period, the Regals were 
able to turn their offense around and shoot 
16 of 34. This proved to be the turning 
point for the Regals, since Lewis & Clark 
were only 14 of 30 in the second period. 

High scorers for this game were sen- 
ior Nicole Sanchez with 17, senior Katie 
Placido with 12, and Mosesso with 11. 
High rebounders were Carpenter with 
seven, and Mosseso with 7 (all of these 
being offensive). 

The Regals finished the game on top. 

69-65. They would remain undefeated at 
the end of the Bon Appetit Classic. 

The next game for the Regals would 
be a home game on November 28th 
against Chapman University. Some 155 
Regal fans came to the Gymnasium to 
watch the undefeated Regals compete 
against Chapman. They would not be dis- 

The Regals were dominant for the 
entire game. They outscored and out- 
played Chapman. 

In the first period the Regals ended 
shooting 17 of 30, while Chapman only 
shot 9 of 25. The Regals were also able to 
pull off flawless three-point shooting — in 
the first half they were 4 for 4. This left 
the score at the end of the first period 
Regals 47, and Chapman 26. 

The second period did not turn out as 
well as the first. In the second period the 
Regals shot 12-30, while Chapman shot 
12-27. Chapman scored 23 points to the 

Kingsmen work out kinks 

By Scott Anderson 


The Kingsmen basketball team 
opened up their season at home against La 
Sierra University on Saturday, November 

The men dominated right from the tip- 
off as they opened up with a 17-0 lead and 
continued to build on it throughout the 
entire game. The Kingsmen finished the 
game with a 35-point lead with a score of 

The Kingsmen were led in the game 
by sophomore Charlie Kundrat who fin- 
ished the game with 18 points and shot 7 
for 8 from the field. Senior Justin Muth 
added 16 points along with eight rebounds, 
and sophomore Victor Esquer contributed 
10 points and eight assists in the win. 

The men's basketball team played 
their first road game of the season at 
California Christian College in Fresno on 
Saturday, November 25. 

The men were able to get points on 
the board early and often, as they won by 
a whopping score of 123-79. The win 
improved the Kingsmen record to 2-0 for 
the season. 

"As long as we continue to have good 
practices to improve on our game and 
come together as a team, we should be 
able to transfer it into our games," Esquer 

The top scorers for the Kingsmen 
were Muth, who put in 23 points, and 
Kundrat, who added 22 points, nine 
rebounds and 11 assists in the win. 
Freshman Ryan Hodges also contributed 
with 18 points and junior Jake Coffman 
grabbed 10 rebounds. 

The Kingsmen traveled to Westmont 
College last Thursday night for their third 
non-league game of the season. 

The Warriors broke out with a 14-2 
run to open the game and went on to dom- 
inate the Kingsmen, 95-60. Westmont 
shot an impressive 34-of-59 from the field 
and were 10-of-14 from three-point range. 

The Kingsmen were unable to control the 
ball under pressure as Westmont turned 27 
CLU turnovers into 40 points. 

"I think that if everyone works hard 
and is dedicated to improving this season, 

"If everyone works hard 
and is dedicated to 
improving this season, 
we can learn from these 
types of games and do 
well in our conference . " 


we can learn from these types of games 
and do well in our conference," sopho- 
more Noah Brocious said. 

Sophomore Zareh Avedian led the 
Kingsmen with 14 points, all in the second 
half. Esquer added 13 points and fresh- 
man Etienne Emanuel contributed seven 
points and six assists in the game. 

Regals' six to close the game. 

However, the Regals proved to be too 
much for Chapman and walked away with 
another victory with a final score of Regals 
81, Chapman 68. 

High scorers for this game were 
Carpenter with 14, and Mosseso with 14. 
High rebounder was Sanchez with 10. 


Men' s 

La Sierra University 
November 18 

California Christian 


November 2 5 


Westmont College 

November 3 


Women ' s 

Second Annual Bon 
Appetit Classic 
November 17-18 

Willamette University 


Lewis & Clark University 


Chapman University 
November 2 8 

Bethany College 
December 1 

U C Santa Cruz 
December 2 

Winter 2000-2001 Basketball Schedule 

Men ' s 

Holy Names College 
December 8, 7:30 p.m. 

Chapman University 
December 16, 2:00 p.m. 

Seventh Annual Lutheran 
Brotherhood Tournament 
December 29-30 

Keene St. U. 
January 2, 7:30 p.m. 

Third Annual Kingsmen 


January 5-6 

Whittier College* 
January 10, 7:30 p.m. 

California Institute of 
January 13, 7:30 p.m. 



January 17, 7:30 p.m. 


Occidental College* 
January 20, 7:30 p.m. 

♦denotes SCIAC game 

Women - s 

Westmont College 
December 6, 7:30 p.m. 

The Master's College 
December 9, 7:30 p.m. 

Simpson College 
December 16, 7:30 p.m. 

La Sierra University 
December 18, 7:30 p.m. 

Second Annual Lutheran 
Brotherhood Tournament 
December 29-30 

College of New Jersey 
January 3, 7:30 p.m. 

La Sierra University 
January 5, 7:30 p.m. 

University of Redlands* 
January 9, 7:30 p.m. 

Pomona-Pitzer Colleges* 
January 12, 7:30 p.m. 

Whittier College* 
January 16, 7:30 p.m. 



January 19, 7:30 p.m. 


University of La Verne* 
January 23, 7:30 p.m. 

♦denotes SCIAC game 

12 The Echo 


December 6, 2000 

Christian athletes lead by example 

By Autmn Johnson 


California Lutheran University is a 
Christian campus and university with a 
variety of sporting activities. The pres- 
sures that athletes endure are powerful 
and, according to three CLU students, 
being a Christian athlete definitely has its 
ups and downs. 

Christian athlete junior Malika rice contributes to 
the CLURegals Soccer team. 

Malika Rice is a junior and plays soc- 
cer for the Regals. Throughout her three 
years at CLU she has helped in a variety of 
ministry activities on campus, including 
the founding of Jesus Is Freedom, a week- 
ly fellowship Tuesdays in Kingsmen Park. 
'There definitely is a role being 
played as a Christian. It isn't a necessarily 
simple and easy one to see, but it is there," 
Rice said. Rice faces the temptations of 
athletic bonding through- 
out her seasons. 

'There is a unifica- 
tion between those ath- 
letes who drink and party 
after games. It is my role 
as a Christian to hold and 
conform to Christ rather 
than a drink," Rice said. 

Many times Rice 
gathers with other 
Christian soccer players 
and prays the night before 
games and after games in 
the center circle to thank 
God for the strength and 
unity of the team. 

"It is important to 
remember that we play for 
God and He is the one 
who has given me the tal- 
ent I have as a athlete and 
focusing on that makes 

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my game even better," Rice said. 

Katie Placido is a senior and captain 
of the Regals basketball team and plays 
guard. With her leadership, Placido feels 
the most important thing as a Christian is 
leading by example. 

"I try my best to lead as a Christian, 
especially as a captain," Placido said. 
'This includes having a sober season, even 
though I am 21. 1 am drinking not only to 
provide an example for the freshmen on 
the team, but I am also remaining sober 
this season to provide the best effort for 
my team individually." 

Competition is another huge factor in 

"Sports and being an athlete is prima- 
rily focused on competition and winning. 
As a Christian it is difficult to be selfless 
and focus on winning for the purpose of 
succeeding in God's eyes," Placido said. 
"You don't ever want to just give the game 
away because that's what a Christian does; 
God doesn't want that either." 

Cindy Bosen is a sophomore and is a 
high jumper for CLU track and field. Her 
position on the team is very individual- 
ized, but her team is united. 

"Sometimes when I get into the jazz 
of things at my meets I forget about reli- 
gion and who really got me there," Bosen 
said. "It's like, Cindy, remember who is 
giving you the opportunity to be here and 

Knight Games end 
month in the dark 

By Malin Lunblad 


Every Tuesday in November, students 
have had the opportunity to participate in 
Knight Games, a program put on by 
Programs Board. 

"Last year, Knight Games were not 
very successful," sophomore representa- 
tive Becky Krause said. "It has been better 
planned this year." 

Throughout the month, students have 
played flag football, basketball, beach vol- 
leyball and indoor soccer. Whereas the 
intramural sports on campus require a long 
commitment. Knight Games has been a 
more casual event where students can 
come together and have fun for one 

On Tuesday. Nov. 21, a game of 
beach volleyball was played at the New 
West volleyball court at 8 p.m. 

Students were fashionably late, how- 
ever, and the event did not begin until 
around 8:30 p.m. About a dozen students 
showed up to participate in the volleyball 
game, many playing barefoot in the sand. 
"It is a lot of fun to get together and 
play," senior Nicole Montei said. "Good 
times with good friends." 

Students enjoyed the event, but com- 
plained about the colder temperatures. 

Sophomore Kobi Colyar was watch- 
ing the game, but chose not to participate. 
"It is too cold to play, and my feet are 
sore from playing softball," Colyar said. 
The two teams were randomly keep- 

a part of this experience." 

According to Bosen, she doesn't see 
many track members gathering for prayer 

" Christianity is shown 
in all things that peo- 
ple do. As athletes it is 
our responsibility to 
focus on Christ 
getting us there and 
sharing that with 
non-Christians on our 


before or after a game; it is more individ- 
ual for each Christian teammate. 

"I have never gotten together with 
another teammate and prayed before an 
event. But, I personally sit down and pray 
for God's strength to back me up on my 
jumps. It is definitely a peaceful feeling," 
Bosen said. 

"Christianity is shown in all things 
that people do. As athletes it is our respon- 
sibility to focus on Christ getting us there 
and sharing that with non-Christians on 
our teams. This is the best job as a 
Christian athlete," Rice said. 

ing score, although the game was mostly 
just for fun. 

"Every one is a winner at Knight 
Games," said Katie Bashaw, pep athletics 

The final Knight Game sport was 
scheduled to occur on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 
8 p.m. A soccer game had been planned to 
take place at the tennis courts, but the 
event was canceled because only two stu- 
dents showed up. 

'Too many things were happening on 
campus tonight," Bashaw said. "We were 
competing against an international holiday 
social, a Christian concert in the park, and 
the women's basketball game." 

Another possible reason for the lack 
of participants was the location of the 
event. Advertised as indoor soccer, it had 
to take place outdoors, since the gym was 
occupied by the basketball game. 

As customary during Knight Games, 
hot chocolate was served and free glow 
necklaces and Knight Game T-shirts were 

One of the two students who showed 
up was junior Steve Nichols. "Knight 
Games give the chance to get away from 
studying for a while," Nichols said. "It is 
an opportunity to have fun with my room- 

"Soccer was a good idea," Mcintosh 
said. "I just wish more people would have 
shown up." 

This left flag football as the most pop- 
ular of the Knight Game events this year. 
"It was great," Bashaw said. "Almost 
50 students showed up." 







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January 24, 2001 


Ethics expert to speak at 

CLU's 31st Mathews 

Leadership Forum 

See story on page 4 

Memorial service 
held for former 
CLU student 

By Alison Robertson 


A memorial service was held for for- 
mer CLU student Zsolt Benczik on 
Sunday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. in Samuelson 
Chapel. Benczik died Wednesday, Dec. 
20, due to injuries from a car accident. 

"The accident occurred at the Tierra 
Rejada entrance to Highway 23, where 
Benczik's car hit a tree," said Dean of 
Students Bill Rosser. 

According to Lynda Fulford, director 
of public information, Benczik suffered 
severe brain and internal injuries from the 
accident and was kept on life support until 
Dec. 20. 

Friends, co-workers and family 
attended the service for Benczik. Several 
ot h«s closest friends and co-workers gave 
a personal reflection of memories they 
have of Benczik. 

Benczik was an international student 
from Szegred, Hungary. He was on the 
tennis team while a student at CLU. 
Benczik graduated last spring with a 
degree in business. 

"[Benczik] extended his stay in 
America for a year of 'optional practical 
training' with Agnew Tech in Westlake 
Village," Rosser said. 

Benczik worked with Agnew Tech, a 
marketing company, for approximately 
four months. According to his employer, 
he told customers to call him Dustin 
because Zsolt was too difficult to pro- 

The service included a musical solo 
titled "Surely the Presence of the Lord." 
Pastor Scott Maxwell-Doherty provided 
the homily for the service. 

Burns released 
from hospital 

By Josie Huerta 


Professor Barry Burns is at home and 
doing well. 

After last semester's hospitalization 
the part-time art professor is recovering 
from what is known as a ruptured brain 
aneurysm. Approximately 15,000 
Americans have a stroke from a ruptured 
aneurysm each year. 

"Talking to Barry on Christmas Eve 
was the best present I could have received. 
I had heard he was doing well so I called, 
expecting to talk to his wife. He answered 
the phone and was laughing and sounding 
like himself," said Gunnar Swanson, part- 
time art professor. 

An aneurysm is the dilation of an 

Please see BURNS, Page 3 


CLU Choir prepares for the 

2001 Rocky Mountain Choir Tour 

over Spring Break. 

See story on pages 5-6 


See how Regals 

and Kingsmen basketball 

have fared so far this season 

See story on page 8 

CLU not in it alone 

Photograph by Alison Robertson 

Signs were posted at CLU campus entrances last Friday, Jan. 19, to inform 
students that classes were cancelled because of power problems. 

and power was shut down to campus 
classrooms. All classes were cancelled, 
but administrative offices remained open. 
Luedtke's decision was made after 
CLU was penalized nearly $150,000 last 
week for not fully cooperating with 
Southern California Edison's requests to 
shut off power, according to Vice 
President for Administration and Finance 
Bob Allison. 

Classes were cancelled last 
Friday because of power 
shortages in California 

By Alison Robertson 


President Luther Luedtke declared an 
instructional holiday last Friday, Jan. 19, 

The California Independent System 
Operator (Cal-ISO) declared Jan. 20-22 
Power Watch Days. 

"For the last four days, the state's 
power grid has been under a Stage Three 
Electrical Emergency declaration," 
according to a press release by Cal-ISO 
released last Friday. 

CLU was asked to voluntarily shut 
down power twice on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 
and three times on both Wednesday, Jan. 
17, and Thursday, Jan. 18. CLU is a par- 
ticipant in Southern California Edison's 
Interruptible Service Program. 

Other universities in the same situa- 
tion are Cal Poly Pomona, Chapman, 
Pepperdine, Redlands and Westmont. 

"We're trying to shut off electricity to 
buildings that can get away with minimal 
power," said Associate Dean of Students 
& Director of Student Life Michael 

The campus bookstore, which was 
busy selling books to students, lost elec- 
tricity for a couple of hours last Friday 

"We had to handwrite receipts and 
put the orders in the register once power 
was back up," said Jan Weldin, store man- 
ager. "We have been without heat all 
week, too. It's been freezing in here." 

Administrators decided that the cafe- 
Please see POWER, Page 3 

Plans for CLU Service Day changed 

Service Day will be held on 
a Saturday this year due to 
an administrative decision 
not to cancel classes 

By Alison Robertson 


Classes will not be cancelled for 
Community Service Day this year like 
they have been for the past three years. 

Service Day this year will be on 
Saturday, Apr. 21 . In past years, the event 
was held in the middle of the week. 

According to Coordinator for 
Student Activities Gail Strickler, the 
administration decided that although 
community service is a valuable learning 
experience, learning objectives were bet- 
ter met in the classroom. Therefore, the 
administration decided not to cancel 
classes this year. 

Last year's Service Day attracted 
nearly 300 students who volunteered at 
15 different events. Students volunteered 
for different times throughout the day. 
Two of last year's events included clean- 
ing Wild wood Park and local beaches. 

"At first, we were going to cancel 
Service Day altogether, but several stu- 
dents convinced me it was worth having," 
Strickler said. 

"The 1997-1998 school year was the 
first year classes were cancelled for 

Service Day," Strickler said. 

Service Day was called Yam Yad 
prior to 1997 and was either voluntary or 
held on a Saturday. 

Please see SERVICE, Page 3 


Photograph by Cory Hughes 

CLU students help clean up a beach during service day. 

The Echo 



January 24, 2001 

this week at clu 


January 24 

"Theology and Ministry 
for the 21st Century" 
Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Men's Basketball vs. Pomona-Pitzer 


7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


January 25 

"Theology and Ministry 
for the 21st Century" 
Samuelson Chapel 

3-Times Even at tlie NEED 
Student Union Building 
10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 



Women's Basketball vs. Occidental 


7:30 p.m 

9:00 p.m 


January 2/ 

Men's Basketball vs. La Verne 


7:30 p.m. 

The Triumphant Return of Elvis 
Civic Arts Plaza 
8:00 p.m. 


January zS 

Chamber Music Concert 
Soiland Humanities Center 
3:00 p.m. 

Super Bowl Party 
Student Union Building 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 


January 29 

Church Council 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Advisors 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


January 30 

Last Day to Add/Drop a class 
Registrar's Office 


He's back! The one, the only, the 
incomparable, the 

'N ROLL!!!! 

Get your tickets NOW for the 1 3th 
Annual Tribute to the King of Rock 
X N Roll. The concert is being held 
Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 8:00 
p.m. at the Civic Arts Plaza right 
here in Thousand Oaks. Purchase 
your tickets by contacting the 
Alumni Office x3170 or jmarstee or 
by simply stopping by, we are in the 
administration building 2nd floor 
room 209. Tickets prices are $5- 

For More Information Contact: 

Jennifer J. (Dowling '94) Marsteen 
California Lutheran University 
60 West Olsen Road 
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 
(805) 493-3690 


Each year two Student 

Orientation Coordinators are 

hired by the Student Programs 

Office to assist the Associate 

Dean of Students and Director 

of Student Programs in planning 

New Student Orientation and in 

selecting Peer Advisors. Each of 

these positions are paid $7.25 

an hour and are required to be 

on campus during the summer. 

Applications will be made 

available for these positions 

beginning Friday, January 26th 

in the Student Union Building. 

For more information contact 

Michael Fuller at 

or Sara Hartley at 



Where else can 
) you get good coffee 

at midnight? 


The Leadership Institute, 

a one-day leadership 
conference, with the theme 
"The Leadership Depot" 
comes to campus Saturday, 
February 3rd and is free of 
charge to CLU students. 

7b confirm your attendance 
and further "build" your 
leadership skills or for 
more information e-mail 
Sara Hartley at or 
call 805.493.3302. 

Strapped for Cash?????? 
Need money? 
Like talking on the phone? 
Want to make a difference? 

Apply to become part of the 
phonathon/thankathon team!!! 

We need CLU students who have 
good phone voices, who are 
available evenings Sunday through 
Thursday, and who want to make a 
difference on the CLU campus. 

Phonathon/Thankathon dates: 
February ll -March 15, 2000 
Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Orientation: Will be held during the 
week of February 5th 
(date/time/location to be 

Phonathon/Thankathon Callers 


$6.25 an hour + bonuses Payment for 

all hours worked (including training) 

Dinner twice a week and munchies 


For more information, contact the 
Student Employment Office or 
Michelle at493-3 157. 

It's not too late to 
register for Kinesiology 
120, Aerobic Dance, one 

unit, 11- 11:50 a.m. on 
Wednesdays in the Gym. 

January 24, 2001 

The Echo 3 

Power: CLU not alone in darkness 

■ Continued from Page 1 

teria and coffee shop have power on for meals only. The 
coffee shop was lit by candles last Thursday at dinner and 
lights went out in the cafeteria. 

"People screamed like they were two years old and 
afraid of the dark when the -^ i^^^^ 
lights went out," junior Ann 
Monville said. 

"This is the first time any- 
one has ever been asked to shut 
down power in the winter," 
said Ryan Van Ommeren, 
director of facility operations 
and planning. 

CLU has participated in 
the Interruptible Service 
Program for five years and has ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 
saved approximately $170,000 

per year. The program requires that the university volun- 
tarily shut down its power 25 times annually if necessary. 

"[The Interruptible Service Program] was a good deal 

Conservation tips 
for winter months 

i. Keep your thermostat at 68 
degrees; lower at night and when 
not at home 

2. Minimize power usage during 
peak hours of 5-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. 

3. Turn off lights and computers 
when not in use 

"[The Interruptible Service 
Program] was a good deal until 
this year and the problems 


Source: California ISO 

until this year and the problems occurred," said Vice 
President of Administration and Finance Bob Allison. 

According to a Los Angeles Times article Friday, Jan. 
12, Cal Poly Pomona shut down completely Thursday, 
— ^^^^^ Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The 
shutdown left 3,000 dor- 
mitory residents without 
power and forced classes 
to be cancelled for the 
remainder of the day. 

Southern California 
Edison serves as 
California Lutheran 

University's power com- 
pany and was asked to 
start activating its volun- 
tary interruptible service 
program, which CLU participates in to receive discounted 
electricity rates. The university is therefore susceptible to 
occasional blackouts when power supplies reach their 
peak in efforts to conserve energy. 

"Soon CLU will be over the power interruption stage, 
but then it will be treated like everyone else," Allison said. 
According to the SCE website, the problems with the 
deregulation of electricity in California were evident last 
May when SCE encouraged its customers to use less elec- 
tricity during the hot summer months, a program that went 
along with Cal-ISO's Power Watch 2000 conservation 
alert campaign. 

Last November, there was supposed to be a window 
for CLU and other institutions to exit the Interruptible 
Service Program, but it was not made available. 

"(Southern California Edison] closed the window so 
nobody could get out," Allison said. 

It is suspected that the institutions involved with the 
program could have the opportunity to exit sometime in 

"If nothing were to change by April, CLU would get 
out of the Interruptible Service Program," Allison said. 

The university is considering purchasing two 500- 
kilowatt generators in case power problems continue 
throughout the semester. Allison and Van Ommeren will 
be comparing different generators starting the end of 

Photograph by Alison Robertson 

"These generators cost about $1,000 a kilowatt," Van 
Ommeren said. 

According to Allison and Van Ommeren, it would 
take a minimum of two 500 kilowatt generators to supply 
a full load of power to the university. During the summer 
months it could possibly take even three of the generators. 

If the decision is made to purchase the generators, 
they could be installed by this summer. However, 
installing these generators would require obtaining per- 
mits from the city of Thousand Oaks. 

For more information on the power situation at CLU, 
call (805) 493-3555 for an updated voice-mail mes- 

Burns: Part-time art professor 
recovering from aneurysm 

■ Continued from Page 1 

artery that is formed by a circumscribed 
enlargement of its wall. Several types of 
aneurysms exist — aortic, cerebral, heart, 
dissecting and ruptured. 

These aneurysms can be caused or 
aggravated by high blood pressure. 

According to the American Heart 
Association, a dilation can cause a burst to 
the brain and lead the person into a hem- 
orrhagic stroke. Brain aneurysm is treated 
surgically, although other methods are 

Detecting the aneurysm can some- 
times be difficult. The aneurysm may be 
small and may not cause any symptoms 
that help identify an aneurysm. 

Some common symptoms are 

headaches and impaired vision, but symp- 
toms depend on where the aneurysm is 
located in the brain. 

"He said that the only problem he was 
having was that he couldn't remember old 
movie trivia as well as he used to," 
Swanson said. 

Treatment of aneurysms vary accord- 
ing to the type. Medical examiners say 50 
percent of individuals do not survive long 
enough to receive medical attention. 

And of those who do, 25-30 percent 
die of post-operative complications. They 
encourage individuals who have a family 
history of aneurysms to get screened, as 
they are more susceptible to aneurysm for- 

Service: CLU Community 
Service Day not cancelled 

■ Continued from Page 1 

This year's service day will be called 
'Take a Stand" and will take place on the 
first day of California Lutheran 
University's annual Scandinavian Festival. 

"If students are passionate about com- 
munity service, they will come and partic- 
ipate regardless of what day we hold it," 
Strickler said. 

What is deregulation? 

The deregulation of power companies was instituted in early 
2000 in efforts of stabilizing electricity prices for consumers. 

The plan was instituted by the California Public Utilities 

The theory was that electricity demand would increase slowly 
enough for additional power plants to be built as needed. 

The increase in electricity demand increased faster than 
expected and caused blackouts throughout California during the 
summer of 2000. 

Utility-owned power plants were sold in 1997, forcing compa- 
nies like Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric to 
buy electricity from independent producers to serve their cus- 
tomers. . . 
Rates went up by 200-400 percent in some areas ot California. 
SCE and PG&E customers are protected from rate hikes by a 

rate freeze. SCE 
and PG&E 

must purchase 
the electricity 
at the higher 
prices and sell 
it to customers 
for less than 
wholesale. Both 
companies, are 
therefore near 

Source: Southern 

California Edison 

and Pacific Gas & 

Photograph by Alison Robertson Electric 

4 The Echo 

January 24, 2001 


comes to Kingsmen Park 

ECHO Archives 

Above: Dan Bielkefrom Aid Association for Lutherans served food as part of the 
Scandinavian Festival 2000 that included Swedish meatballs, salmon sandwiches, 
aebleskivers pastries and smorgasbord. Right: Last year's Swedish Royal court. 

By Josie Huerta 


Since 1974, California Lutheran University has host- 
ed an annual Scandinavian Festival where students, facul- 
ty, administration and guests from all over southern 
California could eat traditional Scandinavian cuisine and 
buy Scandinavian jewelry and clothing. 

This year's theme "Saga of the Vikings: On to a New 
Land, New Hope," marks the 28th annual Scandinavian 
Festival. The Festival will take place Saturday, Apr. 21, 
and Sunday, Apr. 22, in Kingsmen Park. 

"The opening ceremonywill be on Saturday in the 
Kingsmen Park," University Relations Wendy Hoffman 

The Festival celebrates Scandinavian heritage and 
was created to teach individuals of the culture. The 

Festival brings together the old and new Scandinavia. 
Many Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish 
organizations participate in the Festival. 

During the celebration many Scandinavian- 
American communities are expected to visit our campus 
to attend the Festival and preserve their culture. 

The Scandinavian festival was founded in 1974 by 
former Swedish-American professor Armour Nelson and 
Norwegian- American John Nordberg, to celebrate their 
and others Scandinavian roots. 

The first display featured Scandinavian art, books, 
food, folk dancing and music. This event brought over 
500 people to campus. 

This is over 10,000 people are expected to attend 
during the two-day celebration, "they come from all over 
Southern California," Hoffman said. 

Now, the festival features a parade, food, art 

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exhibits, a children's area called Tivoli gardens, folk danc- 
ing, music and entertainment for children. The food 
booths allow visitors to see demonstrations of the making 
of various foods. Free sampJes will also be available. 
Customs depicting the Swedish Royal court during the 
Renaissance period and the Scandinavia Viking encamp- 
ment life. 

This year"s event also includes four Scandinavian 
consuls that will discuss current issues in Scandinavia: 
Maria Serenius of Finland, Hans Ola Urstad of Norway, 
Andreas Ekman of Sweden, Martin Kofod of Denmark 
and Margareta Hegardt, who served as the Swedish 
ambassador to Ireland. 

The cost is $6 for adults and $1 for children ages 6- 
12. For information contact University Relations at (805) 
493-3151, or visit the CLU website at 

Ethics expert to speak at leadership forum 

By Alison Robertson 


For the 31st year, CLU undergraduates, graduate 
students and local business people will attend the 
Mathews Leadership Forum. Michael Josephson will be 
the keynote speaker on Thursday, Mar. 29, at 5:30 p.m. 
The Forum will take place in the CLU Gym-Auditorium 
and registration is at 5 p.m. 

This year's speaker, Michael Josephson, is founder 
of the Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics and 
the Character Counts! Coalition. Josephson will speak 
about ethics and character. The Coalition's well-known 
projects include "Kids for Character," "Choices Count," 
the American Youth Character Awards and the Character 
Development Seminars. 

Josephson has been featured on ABC's "Prime Time 
Live," "Nightline," "World News Tonight," NBC's 
"Dateline," 'The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," 
and "Eye on America." 

Josephson is one of the most popular speakers on 
ethics and character. He has worked with politicians, edi- 
tors, jurists, military and police officers. In 1996, 
Josephson was awarded the American Award for integri- 
ty by former President Ronald Reagan 

In 1970, the Mathews Business Management Forum 

began as a classroom seminar taught by Professor Mark 
Mathews that involved community leaders and students. 
The Forum was designed to give students the opportunity 
to discuss important topics with community and business 

The Forum's name was shortened to Mathews 
Management Forum in 1992 to emphasize that the topics 
discussed did not only relate to business, but to other dis- 
ciplines as well. 

In 1999, the name was changed once again, this time 
to Mathews Leadership Forum, in an attempt to encourage 
more student participation. 

"[Mathews Leadership Forum] is not strictly for 
business students," said MLF Chairman Debbie Hang. 

The Community Leaders Association (formerly the 
Community Leaders Club) and CLU are the founding 
sponsors of the Forum. The Mathews Leadership Forum 
receives sponsorship from private businesses and commu- 
nity organizations. 

'There has been exceptional response from sponsors 
this year, and we are looking for record attendance from 
the business community as well as the student body," 
Hang said. 

According to MLF history information, the mission 
of the Forum is "to create a stimulating environment for 
meaningful discussion between students, faculty, business 
and professional leaders that encourage sound leadership 

Mission statement: 

encourage sound 

and ethical business practices." 

The event is at no charge to students; however, there 
is a $5 registration fee which is returned after the student 
attends the event. A buffet dinner will be served. 

For more information about the Mathews 
Leadership Forum, contact the University Relations 
office at (805) 493-3151- 

January 24, 2001 


The Echo 5 

Why major in art? 

Getting creative is an 
everyday experience for 
art majors 

By Allyson Black 


Five years ago, Myra Cabrera 
Hernandez had no idea what she wanted to 
do with her life. After the death of her 
mother and an unexpected end to her 29 
year marriage, Hernandez was left alone 
and confused. Her solitude, however, pro- 
vided her with time to engage in a new 
hobby which was sketching and painting. 
Today, at 54-years-old, Hernandez sits, her 
very own sculpture in hand, at California 
Lutheran University, which has become 
her home away from home for almost two 

Hernandez was born in Puerto Rico. 
She worked as a bilingual translator while 

raising her five children. After her divorce 
in 1995, she began to spend a lot of time 
sorting out her thoughts, reading and 
painting. She said she did little more than 
weep and pray as she sat alone in her 
apartment. Soon, however, she discovered 
a new talent and began to dabble in sketch- 

After only a short time, Hernandez 
began to look for a new job as well as a 
new start to her life. With little success, 
Hernandez began to reconsider her 
options. With the support of her family 
and many prayers, Hernandez made the 
decision it was time to go back to school. 

"I had not studied for 30 years when I 
decided to go back. My first semester I 
received a 3.8 grade point average and my 
second semester I made the Dean's Honor 
List," Hernandez said. 

Money and lack of opportunities in 
the art field were both issues Hernandez 
had to consider when she decided to 

return. Fortunately, she received financial 
aid from Creative Options, Westlake 
Women's Group, CLU grants and Federal 
Funding. Hernandez also has already 
completed the requirements for a minor in 
psychology and plans to get her teaching 
credential after she receives her degree in 

"A lot of success and glory has come 
out of my experience at CLU. The profes- 
sors are wonderful and the students have 
been loving and helpful. Everyone treats 
me as though I am part of the group. I 
have yet to find an age barrier in any of my 
classes," Hernandez said. 

Hernandez credits her courage to her 
faith, the support of her family and art. 

"Painting and drawing helped me 
through the healing process as well as the 
support of my children," Hernandez said. 

In fact, family support seems to play 
an important role in many artistic lives. 
Jeanine Fleur, a double major of commu- 

nications and art credits her willingness to 
pursue an unsteady career in graphic 
design to the support of her family and 

"Even when I don't really believe in 
myself, they are there supporting me all 
the way," Fleur said. 

Lesley Aimer, a drama major in pur- 
suit of an acting career felt a similar push 
to pursue her dreams. 

"The only reason why I continue my 
involvement with drama is because of the 
support I receive from my family and 
loved ones. It's a difficult field to get 
involved in and I couldn't do it without 
them," said Aimer. 

To many people's surprise there 
are a handful of art majors at CLU who 
have found the major very rewarding. 
These students have found a creative way 
to express themselves with the help of 
their family and friends. 

Tap the Rockies Life is a grim reality 

The CLU choir is taking a 
roadtrip to Colorado to 
sing their hearts out 

By Michele Hatler 


The California Lutheran University 
Choir, led by Professor Wyant Morton, has 
been preparing all year for their annual 
tour in which they are preparing to let all 
their practicing finally pay off. 

The 2001 Rocky Mountain Tour will 
perform in five different cities in Colorado 
including Denver, Lakewood, Greely, 
Longmont, Colorado Springs and at the 
United States Air Force Academy. The 
finale of the tour will take place at the 
Samuelson Chapel. 

The first performance will take place 
on Sun, March 18, at the Augustana 
Lutheran Church in Denver, Colorado. 
The choir will travel by airplane to their 
first destination and then stay with host 
families throughout their stay in Colorado. 
They will be gone for eight days over 

spring break enjoying music, fellowship, 
and fun. 

"We are really looking forward to the 
tour. It should be awesome," said fresh- 
man Jason Block. 

The choir will even have a "free-day" 
in Estes Park where they can rest their 
voices and enjoy some free time. 

The choir has worked diligently on 
their music selections for the Rocky 
Mountain Tour. They will be performing 
works by William Billings, J.S. Bach, 
Felix Mendelssohn, Bartholdy, Sarah 
Hopkins, Knut Nystedt, Daniel Gawthrop 
and Aaron Copland, to name a few com- 
posers. The choir will be performing a 
variety of the songs in Latin and German. 
They will also be combining percussion 
instruments with their voices to add diver- 
sity to their musical accompaniment. 

The choir will put the finishing 
touches on their masterpieces during the 
days remaining until they depart. This tour 
has been anticipated by the choir all year. 
The last performance for the Rocky 
Mountain Tour will be on Tuesday, March 
27, at 8:00 p.m. in the Samuelson Chapel. 

By Carissa Bennett 





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leyel, of, The Whiskey crowd elevates. 
The audience's attention is drawn to the 
stage and a small mosh pit is forming. 
The metal band onstage is called Grim 

The audience is filled with CLU stu- 
dents because two of the band members 
are students at CLU. The two are broth- 
ers, Nick Cappelletti, a junior, on drums, 
and John Cappelletti, a freshman, on 
Bass guitar. The other band members are 
Mike Ahumada, lead guitar, and Evan 
Corcoran, rhythm guitar and vocals, both 
from Orange County, Calif. 

"It was exciting, the whole band is 
great. Nick is superb, a very good per- 
former," Dr. Dorothy Schechter, a music 
professor said. 

'The Cappellettis rocked, they were 
tight," junior Jeremy Layport said. 

The band is metal, and the music is 
more aggressive. 

"We are not N' SYNC," said N. 

According to the Cappellettis the 
music is heavy, fast and in your face. 
The lyrics are blunt and tell you how it 
is, but the overall message is good. 

"Everything comes from personal 
experience, we don't talk about anything 
we don't know about," said R 

Grim Reality sends a positive mes- 
sage on how to deal with the realities of 
life and controversial topics. Some 
issues the band deals with are betrayal, 
falling away IfroM life and society 
through substance abuse, rebellion 
against negative authority, fighting for 
your rights, standing up for yourself, 
nuclear weapons and politics. 

"It's a release for people," said N. 
Cappelletti. '^People can empathize with 
our lyrics." 

Name, a song written by Grim 
Reality, talks about a person who is treat- 
ed differently because pf bis name. It is 
referring to the special treatment, 
whether it be positive or negative, that is 
received by people who are unique in 

some way. it may not be your name that 
makes you stick out of a crowd but 
everyone can relate to these lyrics in 
some way. 

"Our music tells people to stand up 
for what they believe in, not follow 
everyone else," J. Cappelletti said. 

"We actually have more of a posi- 
tive message than people might think. 
Everyone can relate to our lyrics because 
everybody goes through the same things 
day in and day out. We send a message 
of how to cope with the everyday adver- 
sities." said N. Cappelletti. 

The idea behind the name Grim 
Reality is that life is grim. 

"We take the grim aspects of life 
and try to deal with them in our music," 
N. Cappelletti said. 

The Cappellettis grew up in Laguna 
Niguel, Calif. Grim Reality started in 
1997 while they were in high school. 
Not only has the band performed at The 
Whiskey; but it has also appeared at The 
Roxy, The Galaxy, The Coach House 
and some smaller clubs. 

John Cappelletti is an 18-year-old 
liberal arts major who is planning on 
being a kindergarten teacher. 

Nick Cappelletti is a 20-year-old 
music major at CLU. He also is the 
drummer for a band here on campus 
called Ensoma, 

"He's a well-mannered, wonderful 
student who balances his bands and aca- 
demics well with absolutely no prob- 
lems," Schechter said. 

As a music major Cappelletti is hop- 
ing to become a recording engineer, have 
his own studio and produce bands. 

Right now Grim Reality is rnqstly 
opening for bands. 

Last December Grim Reality 
recorded a three-song demo. They are 
trying to get the demo out to as many 
people as they can and get: as many gigs 
as it can line up.; They are hoping to get 
signed by a record label arid record an 
album in the near future. 

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January 24, 2001 

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Director Steven Soderbergh of Erin 
Brockovich is back again with a film that 
may bring him his second Oscar. Traffic 
mirrors the spontaneous existence of the 
people that are involved with international 
drug trade. Starring newlywed couple 
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta 
Jones the film is sure to rack in millions at 
the box office. 

'What Women 

Mel Gibson shines in his self direct- 
ed film "What Women Want." Gibson and 
his costar Helen Hunt heat up the screen 
with a whole lot of romance. This movie 
has something for everyone. 


Guy Ritchie, famous director of 
'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," 
tries his luck again with his new film 
'Snatch." This film is snappy, thrilling, 
and full of good old British humor, but 
other than that it is pretty much empty. 
However, Brad Pitt makes up for the 
film's shortcomings by stealing the show 
with his charming ways. 

'Save the Last 

From MTV Productions comes the 
happy ever after story that fuses parts of 
"Flashdance", "Romeo and Juliet," and 
"Boyz in the Hood," all into one. 
Hollywood's new teen temptress Julia 
Stiles moves to a new neighborhood after 
the death of her mother and reminiscent of 
Dangerous Minds she finds meaning in 
her life with a whole new group of people 
whose style and race are • different from 
her own. The movie is not a deep and 
introspective analysis of life but it is nice 
for a few hours to get out of the real world. 

'Miss Congeniality 

Sandra Bullock reigns as the typical 
girl next door in her new film "Miss 
Congeniality,"when she is transformed 
from a clumsy tomboy FBI agent into a 
drop dead gorgeous beauty pageant con- 
testant. While trying to track a criminal , 
Bullock and Benjamin Bratt fall in love; 
so it is plain to see that his movie com- 
bines romance with clever wit and come- 
dy. This movie is light and quirky and 
perfect for a weekend matinee. 

'Cast Away' 

With a spectacular performance by 
Tom Hanks and an awe inspiring plane 
crash scene directed by Bob Zemeckis, 
this film had its high points but unfortu- 
nately the long stretch of the film that only 
featured one character and a Wilson vol- 
leyball made it a bit mundane. This film 
was adventurous and aesthetically pleas- 
ing but its ending was a disappointment in 
retrospect to the buildup of the rest of the 

Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe heat- 
ed things up during the filming of this 
movie both onscreen and off. This movie 
was a fantastic mix of romance and 

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'Sound Loaded' 

For all those Latin music lovers out 
there, Ricky Martin is back with his latest 
CD entitled "Sound Loaded." This CD 
features the Latin sensations' sexy lyrics 
and mambo inducing beats. Songs such as 
Loaded, Come To Me, and She Bangs are 
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over and over again. 


The Beatles 
'Beatles 1' 

For six years the Beatles were record- 
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is a single disc compilation that brings 
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This CD is a great buy for people of all 
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ers will this time really enjoy a history les- 

Erikah Badu 
'Mama's Gun' 

Erikah Badu has returned with her 
new album entitled "Mama's Gun." In this 
CD, Badu continues to fuse mystic poetry 
with the realities of everyday life and the 
two complement each other quite well. 
This album has been long awaited and her 
single, "Bag Lady," is already topping the 

January 24, 2001 


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Conserving the juice 


Since I have been a student living on 
campus here at CLU, I have been fortunate 
enough to avoid having my parents yell at 
me to conserve electricity. 

Leaving the lights on in a room you are 
not in is not permitted at my house. The 
heater goes on only if the house reaches a 
temperature lower than 60. 

When I went away to school, I didn't 
have the people who pay the electric bills 

monitoring my electricity use and I was 
free to use, and abuse, as I felt fit. 

Because of this, I have oftentimes left 
my computer on all day despite the fact that 
I use it for only a few hours of the day. I 
hate waiting for my computer to boot up, so 
I used to just leave it on all day. 

I have also been known to walk out of 
rooms and leave a light on in that room or 
the television on when I am in another 
room talking on the telephone. There is 
really no reason for this one, I just forget to 
turn off the lights sometimes. 

As of last week, the energy crisis has 
made me more conscious of my bad elec- 
tricity habits and I have tried my best to 
change them. 

I have been turning off lights the sec- 
ond I leave a room and switching off my 
computer when I know I will not be using it 
for a couple of hours. 

So far, I have been lucky enough not to 
live in a residence hall that is powerless 
during the day. Even so, I have been trying 
my best to be conscientious about the elec- 
tricity I use. 

My roommates and I have turned off 
the lights to our living room at night now. 
Before, that light often served as a night- 

light for those of us who had to get up in the 
middle of the night. 

Starting last week, I have been using 
electricity as if I were the one paying the 
bill each month. Doing so has made me 
realize that my parents aren't as crazy and 
anal as I previously thought. 

I don't think anybody knows for sure 
what the state of California is going to do to 
resolve its power shortage, but most likely 
consumers will end up having to pay more 
for their electricity. This means that CLU 
will be paying more and tuition prices next 
year might be affected by that increase. 

If the cost of electricity were to go up, 
I think people would think about conserv- 
ing power all the time, like they should, 
instead of just when they are forced to. 

Far too many people, myself included, 
leave their computers on all day and leave 
lights on around the house even if they are 
not in the room. 

If we all conserve our power year- 
round, we might be able to decrease the 
amount of electricity needed to power 
California enough to help decrease prices a 
little bit. 

That is something anybody on a budg- 
et can appreciate. 

No more silly promises to break 


New Year, New Resolutions... isn't that 
what they always say? Well, I've decided 
that this year I'm not going to make any silly 
promises to myself that I know I'm not going 
to keep anyway, and will just have to feel 
guilty about later. I came to this conclusion 
after thinking about why people would actu- 
ally make a resolution to do something that 
they could have done at any time in their 

I mean, let's face it... it seems that the 
biggest resolution that people make is to lose 
weight, or make sure to exercise. Why didn't 
people make that resolution when they real- 
ized they were a good deal overweight to 
begin with? Why wait until the New Year to 
start doing anything about your weight prob- 
lem. Why not just deal with it when the time 
is right. 

This kind of thinking leads me to ques- 
tion yet another thing about New Year's res- 

What's so special about the New Year 
anyway? I mean, sure, it is a day to be cele- 
brated with fireworks and alcohol and par- 
ties, but, hey, as Americans we tend to find 
any day to do that. 

Look at the Fourth of July or St. 
Patrick's Day, and need we forget the one 
coming up so soon... Super Bowl Sunday? I 
mean, a national holiday is almost declared 
on Super Bowl Sunday! And, I'd be the last 
one to say that it wasn't justified, but do we 
make resolutions on Super Bowl Sunday? "I 
declare that for the next year I will remain a 
die hard Giants fan," or "I promise for the 
next year to only drink lite beer and to only 
drink five per day." 

Although one might say this in a mad 
rage or a tangent of excitement I doubt the 
idea would actually be taken seriously. So, 
why in the world are New Year's Resolutions 
so important? 

If you are going to make any kind of 
resolution why not make it on your birthday. 
I mean, it seems to me, that the day you were 
brought into this world screaming and crying 
and tortured at the thought of actually having 
to do something for yourself. ..not to men- 
tion naked, ought to be remembered each 
and every year with a token, a gesture of 
some sort, to make sure that your life is still 
in some way worth it. Why not make all of 
your promises to be broken on the day of 
your birth? 

That, to me, seems to fit the irony of it 
all perfectly! Not only were you brought 
into this world kicking and screaming, but 
you will be doing the same thing with all of 
those silly promises you made... scream at 
yourself for making them and then give them 
the boot. 

Well, to wrap it up, I guess that New 
Year's resolutions seem like a silly way of 
getting yourself to do something, but if it 
works for you, then, hey... all the more 
power to you! 



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Cory Hughes 

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Josie Huerta 

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January 24, 2001 


Kingsmen win big 
at start of season 

Working toward 
2001 championships 

By Cory Hughes 


By Cory Hughes 


The Kingsmen started the season off right with two big wins, first with 
an 82-47 win over La Sierra and then a 123-79 win over California Christian 

Sophomore Charlie Kundrat and senior Justin Muth led the team in high 
scores during those two games. 

The first week of December belonged to Muth. Muth had 28 points, nine 
rebounds and four blocks in an 84-35 win over LIFE Bible College, and then 
went on the get 26 points and 1 1 rebounds in a close loss (65-69) against Holy 
Names College. Muth has also led the team in rebounds in nine games this 

"If everyone works hard and is dedicated to improving the season, we can 
learn from our losses and do well in our conference," sophomore Noah 
Brocious said. 

Brocious led the team in scoring with 23 in a 96-61 win over Dominican 
College on Saturday, Jan. 6. Brocious also had 12 points each in the wins over 
Whittier College and California Institute, of Technology. 

Sophomore Victor Esquer has been among the team leaders in scoring on 
five different occasions including a 19 point game against Dominican College 
in which he also had three rebounds. 

The Kingsmen are 2-0 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference (SCI AC) as of Saturday, Jan. 13 after an 81-45 win over 
California Institute of Technology. 

The Kingsmen continue the season tonight with a home game against 
Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. 

This season the Regals have proven that they can be a tough team to play. With 
only three losses on the season so far, the Regals have a chance for its fourth con- 
secutive Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) 

The Regals started off the season by beating Willamette University and Lewis 
and Clark College in the Bon Appetit Classic, which was held in Salem, Ore., at 
Willamette University Nov. 17-18, 2000. They then went on to beat Cal Lutheran's 
big-time rival. Chapman University. 

So far this season Nicole Sanchez has proven to be one of the Regals' most out- 
standing players. Sanchez has led the team in scoring in seven games and in 
rebounds in four games. 

Sanchez's best outing was against Westmont College on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in 
which she finished the game with 17 points, six rebounds, six steals and two blocks. 

Senior Christina Mosesso has been among the team leaders in scoring in seven 
games and in rebounds in three games this season. Mosesso's best game was the sea- 
son opener in which she scored 18 points in a 75-72 win over Willamette University. 

Senior Katie Carpenter has been among the team's high scorers six times this 
season including the 10-point, 10 rebound showing in the 76-64 win over Bethany 
College on Friday, Dec. 1. 

The Regals are currently 2-2 in SCIAC play after a loss to Claremont-Mudd- 
Scripps Colleges on Friday, Jan. 19. 

The Regals continue the season on Friday, Jan. 26, at Occidental College, and 
their next home game is on Friday, Feb. 2, against University of Redlands. 

athletes of the season 

Justin Muth 




Captain Justin Muth was 
leading scorer and rebound- 
er. As of Tuesday, Dec. 5, he 
scored 243 points and 105 
rebounds. Muth had 79 
blocks in his career record. 

Muth made Division III 
Team of the week Dec. 26- 
Jan. 6 on 
"Muth poured in 33 points on 
10-for-16 shooting and 13- 
for-17 from the free-throw 

Justin Muth 

line . . . [and] grabbed 14 
boards, dished out two 
assists, two blocks and two 
steals," according to 

Muth also made All 
Tournament Lutheran 

Brotherhood Dec. 29-30 and 
was most valuable player 

(MVP) of the Kingsmen 
Classic Jan. 5-6. 


Nicole Sanchez 





This year is Sanchez's 
fourth year on the Regals 
basketball team. 

She is the leading scorer 
and top three-point shooter. 
As of Jan. 16, Sanchez 
scored 154 points and 46 

Nicole Sanchez 

"Nicole has been doing a 
great job on and off the 
court," said Coach Tim La 

Sanchez has made All 
Conference the past three 
years and is an All American 
candidate for 2001. 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 41, No. 16 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

January 31, 2001 


Dr. Dennis Revie works 

with students on 

sequencing DNA structure 

See story on page 4 


CLU Alum impersonates 

Elvis Presley and earns money 

for student scholarships 

See story on page 5 


Kingsmen basketball manages 
to stay on top of SCI AC 

See story on page 8 

step is 
and fir 

PUC halts voluntary 



By Alison Robertson and Garrick Thomsen 


A voluntary power conservation pro- 
gram CLU participates in was halted by 
the California Public Utilities 
Commission on Friday, Jan. 26. 

The PUC's decision goes into effect 
today for CLU and other universities 
under the same plan. CLU was fined 
between $100,000 and 200,000 in penal- 
ties while the voluntary conservation pro- 
gram was in effect. 

"I'm delighted to have time to 
straighten things out," said Director of 
Facilities Ryan Van Ommeren. "The next 
step is to try and get our penalties waived 
and find ways to conserve energy." 

According to an article in the LA 
on Saturday, Jan. 27, the program 
was halted because it was a threat to the 
economy and public safety of California. 
Businesses involved in the program were 
forced to cut electricity use or pay penal- 
ties to keep the power up. 

Southern California Edison, CLU's 
power company, fears that the halt of this 
program will result in outages similar to 
those in Northern California occurring in 
Southern California as well, according to 
the same article in the LA Times. 

The California power crisis forced 
CLU to cancel classes on Friday, Jan. 19 
and has since caused inconveniences to 
several buildings on campus. The cafeteria 
and bookstore have complained of cold 
temperatures because heat has been turned 
off to save electricity. 

"The frequent interruptions affect 
heating and cooling," Van Ommeren said. 
It now appears that we are, for a while 
at least, out of the worst of it. However, 
until the shortages are solved by the col- 
laboration of our elected officials and the 
utility companies, nothing can be said for 

"We're taking everything on a day-to- 
day basis," said Van Ommeren, the direc- 
tor of facilities. 

President Luther Luedtke asked the 
student body to cut energy use, however 
possible, after classes were canceled Jan. 

The blackouts annoyed most students, 
especially those who live in Mt. Clef. 
Pederson, Thompson and the campus 
apartments, all of whom lost power during 
the day. 

"I don't like to pay $24,000 a year for 
no power," freshman Tim Huck said. 

"Having no electricity is actually a 
good thing," freshman Robert Munguia 
said. "[People] socialize by talking, not by 

Call (805) 493-3215 to contact Van 
Ommeren with questions or suggestions 
about the current power predicament. 

Bringing theology up-to-date 

Photograph by Haley White 

Distinguished theologians lectured during the 20th Winter Break Theological 
Conference in Samuelson Chapel, Jan. 24-25. 

By Zac Ryder 


For the 20th consecutive year, clergy 
and laity from throughout southern 
California made the trip to California 
Lutheran University to attend the Annual 
Winter Break Theological Conference. 

The conference, held last Wednesday 
and Thursday, Jan. 24 -25, in Samuelson 
Chapel, included lectures by distin- 
guished theologians Dr. Shubert M. 
Ogden, Dr. Guy Erwin, Pastor Raymond 
LeBlanc and Dr. Linda Ritterbush. 
The theme of this year's conference was 
Theology and Ministry for the 21st 


The conference, according to 
Reverend Reg Schultz Akerson, CLU's 
assistant to the president for church rela- 
tions, attempted to address how Christians 
can live and share their faith while at the 
same time understanding and respecting 
today's culture. 

"The conference [was] focused 
toward educating pastors on key theolog- 
ical questions of the day," Akerson said. 

The lectures were open to anyone 
who was interested in attending. Although 
many students attended the conference 
because they were required to do so by a 
professor, several students shared the 
same feelings as senior Jen Crum, a busi- 
ness major. 

"[I] was required to attend the con- 
ference, but was very happy to have had 
the opportunity to do so," Crum said. 

Clearly, everyone in attendance 
seemed to take interest in the arguments 
presented by each lecturer. 

The conference was headlined by 
Ogden, a university distinguished profes- 
sor of theology emeritus at Southern 
Methodist University. Ogden, whom 
many regard as the country's foremost 
scholar on Christian theology, opened the 
conference with a lecture regarding 
Please see THEOLOGY, Page 3 

Students build leadership toolboxes 

By Katie Bashaw 


On Saturday, Feb. 3, CLU will host 
its 5th annual Leadership Institute. The 
theme for this year is 'The Leadership 
Depot" and the focus is on "building your 
leadership toolbox." 

Since this institute has been around 
for a few years, most CLU students have 
already had the opportunity to attend and 
may think it isn't necessary to return. 

According to Sara Hartley, most of 
the speakers this year have never spoken 
at the Leadership Institute before, which 
will give the sessions a fresh new feel and 
give the participants some fresh ideas. 

The opening keynote will feature 
University Provost and Dean of the 
Faculty Dr. Pamela Jolicoeur, who will 
speak about "Learning to Lead. . . working 
from the inside out." 

Educational Session I has the overall 
theme "Developing the Tools to Inspire 
and Support." Speakers include Dr. 
Michael Brint, dean of the college of arts 
and sciences; Dr. Sharon Docter of the 
communications department; Rich Rider, 
head Kingsmen basketball coach and 
Lawrence Rodriguez, coordinator for 
international programs. These sessions 

will focus on subjects from different 
styles of leadership to why leadership is 
like a box of crayons. 

Session II centers around the idea of 
"Developing the Tools to Direct and 
Dream." Cindy Lewis, director of career 
services; Pastor Melissa Maxwell- 
Doherty; Dean of Students Bill Rosser 
and Art Professor Dr. Jerry Slattum will 
speak in this session on topics such as 
"Leading Leaders" and "Six Stages of 
Career Success." 

"Developing the Tools to Organize 
and Coordinate" is the theme of 
Educational Session III. Robby Larson, 
Mt. Clef's area resident coordinator and a 
coordinator for student programs, will be 
giving a presentation called "Stop the 
Insanity!" Other presenters in this session 
are Dr. Charles Hall, an associate profes- 
sor of sociology and Pastor Scott 

The final session includes former 
presenters who received high reviews in 
the past. Cody Harley, assistant director of 
admissions, will be giving the "Secret to 
Christian Leadership." Damien Pena, an 
academic counselor at Student Support 
Services, will be showing how to be 
assertive in his session titled "Say 
What!... How to ask for what you want." 

Sara Larcome, a 2000 CLU grad and 
former director of Residence Hall 
Association, will teach participants how 
to "just ease the tension, baby." Allison 
Pilmer, assistant director of admissions, 
will show how to "Be the Detail." 

The closing session features Rev. 
Larry Wagner, pastor of Ascension 
Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks. 

The Leadership Institute started five 
years ago to give student leaders at CLU 
and in the surrounding community a 
chance to enhance their skills by learning 
from administrators and other people 
associated with CLU. 

The Leadership Institute Planning 
Committee has made many efforts to 
inform the student body at CLU of this 
opportunity as well as inviting student 
leaders from surrounding high schools, 
community colleges and church youth 

"I think this is a great opportunity to 
learn about leadership and hopefully this 
will help later down the road in my life," 
freshman Brandon Ghiossi said. 

Students interested in attending the 
Leadership Institute can sign up as 
late as Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 5 p.m. 

The Echo 


January 31, 2001 


January 31 


Samuelson Chapel 
10:10 a.m. 

Commuter Coffee 


8:30 - 10:00 a.m. 

Common Ground 
Samuelson Chapel 
9:11 p.m. 


february 1 

Intramural Basketball 


9:00 p.m. 

this week at clu 

70s Night at the NEED 
Student Union Building 
10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. 


februarv 2 

CLUB LU- Comedian 
9:00 p.m 


february 3 

Leadership Institute 
Soiland Humanities Center 
10:30 a.m 

Peace of Mind Photo Exhibit 
Kwan Fong Gallery of 
Art and Culture 

Take the next step in your 

life's JOUFI 



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out J 

■or f 's or to sign up, call 
Ch ur&i Relations «t X3936. 





Where else can 
} you get good coffee 

at midnight? 



february 4 

Faculty Recital- Suzanne Sliapiro 
Samuelson Chapel 
4:00 p.m. 

KCLU Benefit Jazz Concert 
Civic Arts Plaza 
7:30 p.m. 


Samuelson Chapel 
6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 


9:00 p.m. 


february b 

Church Council 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Senate 
Nygreen 1 
5:30 p.m. 

ASCLU Programs Board 
Nygreen 1 
7:00 p.m. 

Residence Hall Advisors 
Nygreen 1 
8:30 p.m. 


february 6 

"Two Emerging Trends in 
Adjudication"- Colloquium of 
Scholars Series 
Overton Hall 
10:00 a.m. 

Strapped for Cash??? Need money? 
Like talking on the phone? 

Want to make a difference? 

Apply to become part of the phonathon/thankathon team!!! 

We need CLU students who have good phone voices, who are 

available evenings Sunday through Thursday, and who want to make a ait- 

ference on the CLU campus. 

Phonathon/Thankathon dates: 

February 1 1 -March 15, 2001 Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Orientation: Will be held during the week of February 5th 
(date/time/location to be announced). 

$6.25 an hour + bonuses Dinner twice a week and munchies nightly 

For more information, contact the Student Employment Office 
or Michelle at 493-3157. 


A one-day leadership conference, with the theme "The Leadership Depot" 
comes to campus Saturday, Feb. 3, and is free of charge to CLU students. 

7b confirm your attendance and further "build" your leadership skills or for 
more information e-mail : 

Sara Hartley at or call (805) 493-3302. 


How have you been treating your heart? Do you have high blood 
pressure? Have you been staying on a low fat diet and getting enough 
exercise? Wondering what effect those holiday treats had on your 
cholesterol? Have any of your immediate family members had a heart attack or 

Students, faculty and employees of CLU are invited to have their blood pressure 
checked and have screening bloodwork drawn at the Health and Counseling Services. 
Checking your blood pressure is free of charge, but bloodwork costs $20. If you are 
interested, please call us at 493-3225 for an appointment and more information. The 
name and fax number of your personal physician is neccessary in order to draw 

January 31, 2001 


The Echo 3 

Semester of fan-filled events planned 

By Trinity Mortenson 


The pink flamingos' presence on cam- 
pus signifies that Club Lu has returned to 
.California Lutheran University. 

This semester the Programs Board in 
icooperation with the Resident Hall 
Association has planned a variety of 
events that offer students a fun and safe 
alternative to drinking alcohol. These 
activities will be taking place Friday nights 
both on and off campus. 

This Friday, Club Lu will be hosting 
the comedy act Unplugged Gordon and 
Phrim from University of California, Los 
Angeles. Their act has been compared to 
the comedic styles of Weird Al and Adam 

The Feb. 9 event was yet to be 
. announced at the time this story was writ- 
ten. Later that month, on Feb. 23, money 
will be up for grabs at the annual Club Lu 
lip sync. Students will be invited to show 
off their moves in hopes of walking away 
with the grand prize of $200. 

The following week Club Lu will be 
moved to Saturday night and over to 
Mannie's Place in Simi Valley. CLU stu- 
dents will be taking over the place from 9 
p.m. to 1 a.m. for a night of music and 
dancing. The first 200 students to arrive 

will be granted free admission. 

Club Lu, in conjunction with Sexual 
Responsibility Week, will be sponsoring 
Get Your Roommate a Date. This event 
will allow students to sign their roommate 
up in a dating pool. Their roommate will 
then be sent on a date consisting of dinner 
and a movie, courtesy of Club Lu. 

After spring break Club Lu will return 
to the campus where they will be hosting 
"Think Fast," an event involving 60 Sony 
PlayStations where students will compete 
for prizes. That will take place in the Gym 
at 9 p.m. on March 30. 

The following Friday there will be no 
Club Lu because the Spring Formal will 
be taking place that Saturday, April 7, in 
Las Vegas. The formal will be held at the 
MGM Grand. 

Movie Night will take place April 20 
in the Uyeno amphitheater. Club Lu will 
be showing movies not yet released in the 

On April 27, Club Lu will take place 
at Golf n' Stuff in Ventura. The following 
Friday, May 4, Club Lu will be hosting the 
Spirit Day Carnival, which will take place 
in the afternoon. There will be lunch in the 
park, games, and cotton candy. That night 
Club Lu will be hosting a pizza party at 
Stuft Pizza in Thousand Oaks. The pizza 
party, Club Lu's final event of the aca- 

Photograph by Chrystal Garland 

CLU students bowl at Harley's Bowl in Camarillo, Calif. 

Theology: Conference 
discusses various religious issues 

■ Continued from Page l 

"doing theology." 

As the conference continued, Dr. 
Ogden also gave two more engaging lec- 
tures discussing "Jesus as the Christ in 
the context of emergent plurality" and 
"bearing witness to love's demand to act 
politically to include the excluded." 

Assistant Professor of Religion and 
History Erwin gave two lectures of more 
of a Lutheran perspective on an "ecclesi- 
ological crossroads" and "confessional 

On Wednesday night, Erwin was 
honored at a banquet dinner as the first 
recipient of the Gerhard and Olga J. 
Belgum Chair in Lutheran Confessional 

Pastor Raymond LeBlanc of the First 

Lutheran Church of Carson, Calif, 
shared a more practical view in his lec- 
ture, which discussed "doing ministry in 
the twenty-first century." 

Of the dozens of CLU students who 
took part in the conference, as many as 75 
were on hand to hear Dr. Linda 
Ritterbush, an associate professor of 
geology at CLU, speak on "The Ongoing 
Creationist-Evolutionist Debate." 

Bishop Paul Egertson, of the 
Lutheran Church, and Bishop Joseph 
Bruno, of the Episcopalian Church, dis- 
cussed the newfound union, or "full com- 
munion" as Bishop Egertson put it, of the 
Lutheran and Episcopalian Churches. 

In addition, Bishop Bruno also spoke 
of ways that the church could learn to 
adapt to multiculturalism and adjust to 
the ideals and values of young people. 

demic year will be at 9 p.m. 

Clubs Lu sponsored events consistent- 
ly attract at least 200 students. The hypno- 
tist show was the first event hosted this 
semester. Traditionally a big crowd pleas- 
er, this year it drew in over 400 students. 
These events are free to all CLU students. 
They take place on Fridays throughout the 
semester at 9 p.m. Students can find out 
more about that weeks event by looking 

around campus for the posters with pink 
flamingos on them. 

President of the Programs Board 
Nicole Hackbarth requests that if any stu- 
dents are interested in assisting with a 
Club Lu event, please call 493-3462. 
Students are also welcome to attend the 
Programs Boards' meetings, which are 
held Mondays at 7:30 in Nygreen 1 on the 
week of the event. 

Keeping you informed 

ASCLU-G Senate 

By Laura Nechanicky 


ASCLU Senate gained one senator 
with the appointment of freshman Kyle 
Lorentson as at-large senator during the 
semester's first meeting on Monday, Jan. 
22, at 5:30 p.m. in Nygreen 1 . 

According to ASCLU director Sally 
Sagen, there is currently one sophomore 
position still open. If any students are 
interested, they can contact Sagen at exf 

ASCLU also reported updates from 
previous projects such as the Nygreen 
Resolution. The resolution is designed to 
improve the learning environment in 
Nygreen Hall with new furniture, maps, 
carpeting, whiteboards and repaired air 

According to ASCLU president 
Bryan Card, the cost to replace furniture 
alone is $67,795. ASCLU is asking 
President Luedtke and the Campus 

Beautification Committee to make the 
renovation a top priority.: 

Card also reported that the Education 
and Technology building has raised 
approximately $4 million of the $6 mil- 
lion needed to break ground. The building 
is a part of the Now is the Time 
Campaign, which according to Dean of 
Students Bill Rosser has currently raised 
over $30 million. The goal is to reach $80 

'Things are going well. It's nice to be 
a student and be a part of the process of 
seeing our campus grow," Card said. 

Rosser also announced that CLU has 
been given permission by the city of 
Thousand Oaks to put the CLU name 
across the walking bridge, which connects 
with the north side of campus. Other new 
signs will be put at the corner of Olsen 
Road and the second corner of Thompson 

Other Senate committees are working 
on past projects such as improving the 
study abroad program, new SUB furniture 
and a free speech area. 

Residence Hall Association 

By Malm Lundblad 

The year's first Residence Hall 
Association meeting dealt with upcoming 
events for the spring semester. 

Held on Monday, Jan. 22, the half- 
hour meeting mainly focused on sexual 
responsibility week. The theme for the 
week is "Just Do It Safely." 

It will go on between March 5 and 9. 
The residence halls will arrange theme 
events, such as Battle of the Sexes, AIDS 
Maze and Screw Your Roommate. 

The Mathews Leadership Forum is 
another spring event. It is sponsored by 
CLlTs Community Leaders Association 
: and will include a variety of speakers lec- 
turing on leadership. 

The forum will be held on Thursday, 
March 29, so that it won't conflict with 
other CLU events," controller Burke 
Wallace said. 

Programs Board 

By Johanna McDonald 


Reviewing past activities along with 
planning new ones for Club Lu, were the 
main points of the Dec. 22 Programs 
Board meeting. 

The hypnotist was the activity of the 
previous week, January 19. This was Club 
Lu's first program of the semester. It was 
held in the Gym right after the basketball 

'The reactions of all who went said 

The Siblings Weekend was also dis- 
cussed. It is scheduled to take place Feb. 
9-10, but will have to be postponed or pos- 
sibly canceled. 

Mike Fuller, coordinator of Student 
Activities, requested volunteers for the 
13th annual Elvis concert, featuring 
Raymond Michael. The concert was field 
at the Thousand Oaks Civics Plaza on J$n| 
27. Volunteers were asked to assist 
between 5 and 9 p.m. 

During the break, Residence Life 
moved from the Student Union Building to 
an office in the new apartment loungC 
next to the Facilities building. .,■ 

There is a lot more space irt fee new 
office, so we're very excited," board direc- 
tor Kim McHale salft : 

Sophomore Anne disen was appoint- 
ed to the RHA as the New West marketer. 

Freshman Stine Odegard was appoint- 
ed tothe position of Thompson Hall pres- 
ident Both members were given unani- 
mous approval. 

the hypnotist was very entertaining and a 
definite success," freshman Megan 
Wheeler said. "They especially liked see- 
ing their friends make fools of them- 

The only other activity planned for 
January was Cosmic Bowling, which was 
held at Harley's on Friday, Jan. 26.. 

February events include UCLA 
Comedians on Feb. 2, Singled Out on Feb. 
9 and Lip Sync on Feb. 23. Single CLU 
students can still sign up for Singled Out at 
the Front desk in the SUB. 

4 The Echo 


January 31, 2001 

Sequencing DNA 

By Christa Shaffer 


Dr. Dennis Revie, a CLU biology professor, and biology 
students, senior Craig Chelius, freshman Fred Wilson and fresh- 
man Misty Armstrong, have been working on a DNA profile. The 
project's goal is to profile the DNA structure of a microorganism 
called thermoplasma acidophilum. 

A year and a half ago, Amgen, the world's largest biologi- 
cal research company with its headquarters in Thousand Oaks, 
donated two automated DNA ^^m^^mh^hi 
sequencers to CLU. 

"This donation has made it 
possible for CLU students and 
myself to be able to sequence the 
DNA structure in organisms, a 
technology that has only been 
around since 1994. Until now, we 
haven't had the capabilities to do 
that much in terms of research," 
Revie said. 

Since it received Amgen's 

donation, CLU has become the 

only non-research campus in the 

country to sequence the genome of an organism. Amgen has 
recently donated two more automated DNA sequencers that are 
even more advanced than the first two donated, facilitating the 
continuation of the research. 

After reading about it and learning about thermoplasma aci- 
dophilum, Revie began to study its DNA sequence. The organism 
is found in Indiana dirt left over from coal mine extraction. One 
of the organism's amazing characteristics is that it can grow aer- 
obically, microaerophilically or anaerobically in the presence of 

"I chose this microorganism because I have been interested 
in this particular organism for a number of years," Revie said. 

The organism grows optimally at a low pH of 1.7 and exists 
59 degrees Celsius, but interestingly lacks a cell wall. 

" Considering the hostile 
and extreme environment 
where thermoplasma 
acidophilum thrives, this 
flexibility of respiration is 
quite remarkable../' 



Although it can reduce sulfur, little is known 
about the process. 

Even less is known about how the organism 
survives microaerophilically, as an ultimate electron 
acceptor other than sulfur and oxygen, have not 
been described in this organism. 

"Considering the hostile and extreme 
environment where thermoplasma aci- 
dophilum thrives, this flexibility of respira- 
tion is quite remarkable, making the study of j 
^^^ .^^^^ ^ its proteins an interesting 
and important part of the 
overall study," Revie said. 

For a little over a year, 
this project has been 
researched on campus in the 
science center. Funds for the 
research are received from donations 
from local companies and small amounts 
of money donated by the university. 

"I just wrote one grant that I hope will 
provide significant funding from a gov- 
ernment agency and am writing a second 
^^^^"^^^^^ one," Revie said. 

The ultimate goal of the project is to sequence 
the entire DNA of the organism, to analyze and 
compare it to other organisms, and to see how 
the organism has affected human evolution. 
An important part of the research is 
also to identify the compounds that the 
organism breaks down, in order to start iden-: 
tifying the proteins made for its respiratory 

"Working with the automated DNA 
sequencers is an unexpected opportunity and is 
making for an amazing learning experience," 
Wilson said. "I am really excited about the project's 

New health director brings new ideas 

By Anne Olson 


Switching from a military background to a private 
Lutheran university was an easy step for Kristen McRae. 
McRae took the place of Beverly Kemmerling as director 
of Health and Counseling Services. 

McRae's background has developed her eagerness 
to take on the world. McRae has lived all over America. 
She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the 
University of California, Davis. McRae then moved to 
North Carolina for a Master's Degree in Health Science 
from Duke. 

While McRae was at Duke she became a physician 
assistant and relocated to Texas for further training. After 
the training, she moved to Port Hueneme, Calif, where 
she worked for the military three years. Now, she has set- 
tled in Somis, Calif. 

McRae says that accepting the position at CLU was 
an easy decision because she knew what she was looking 

"I really liked being around goal-oriented people 
like college students," McRae said. 

She appreciated that CLU cares for the students 
themselves, instead of specializing in only one aspect of a 
person's health. 

After almost a month on the job, McRae has adjust- 
ed to her new responsibility and has ideas to help improve 
the health center and benefit students. 

McRae said she wants to make better use of immu- 
nizations to prevent illness outbreaks on campus. 

"I want to start pushing immunization requirements 
and better control of medical records," McRae said. 

As part of the changes, she hopes to work with the 
ARCs and RAs to find ways to best meet students needs. 

McRae expressed that she has several new ideas to discuss 
with the ARCs. 

"I also want to get a strong connection with the stu- 
dents even in the residence halls," McRae said. 

She stressed that the one thing she wants to improve 
is the connection between students and the center. Her 
goal is to help students with other personal needs, more 

than when they are sick. She wants the health center to be 
used as a resource for information and discussion. 

"I went in for a cough and cold and she actually gave 
me some suggestions about physician assistant programs, 
which is what I want to do," sophomore Anne Kegel said. 

In the health center office, McRae says she enjoys 
her work. 

Photograph by Matthew Nadsady 

New Director of Health and Counseling Services Kristen McRae. As the director, she plans to 
improve services offered to students. 

January 31, 2001 


The Echo 5 

A new take on Christian art 

By Matt Kugler 


The Faculty Art Exhibit was canceled and 
replaced with the artwork of European artist 
Michael Pearce. The exhibit, which in past years 
has featured the art of several professors, was to 
be on display in the Kwan Fong Gallery for the 
first few weeks of the Spring 2001 semester. 
Without enough artwork to hold an exhibit, the art 
department was left with a gallery that needed to 
be filled. 

Fortunately, Pearce saved the day by donat- 
ing his works for an exhibit. Pearce's art was dis- 
covered in a church in Europe. He is originally 
from London, but currently he owns a studio in 
the San Fernando Valley. 

Pearce bases most of his artwork on reli- 
gious events. However, many who see his paint- 
ings describe them as satanic and morbid. Pearce 
describes his work as Christianity in a different 

Complaints have been brought forth to Dr. 
Jerry Slattum, an art professor who put the exhib- 
it together, about the satanic side of these paint- 
ings. He states that it is what they want to see not 
necessarily what is being shown; so the art will 
stay on exhibition. 

Besides painting religious events, Pearce has 
also painted portraits of rappers. He was hired by 
rappers Snoop Dogg and Master P to paint their 
portraits. The Snoop Dogg portrait is a painting of 
the rapper wearing a hat and looking away, while 
the paintings of Master P are portraits of the rap- 
per and his family and they have been featured on 

Photograph by Scott Anderson 

"Sissy Boy" by Michael Pearce. 

Photograph by Scott Anderson 
"Frank Looks Down " by Michael Pearce. 

the television show "MTV Cribs." 

Pearce has also painted a plethora of nudes and faces of different 
people. Many of the nudes are shown attached to medical equipment or 
machines with a lot of darkness in the background. His paintings of the 
Apocalypse were recently released in Hollywood at an art show. 

"Post-modernism is dead, focus on the infinite," Pearce said. 

This statement portrays how he has worked with many different styles 
of painting in his past and intends to work with more in the future. Pearce 
is planning to do more work with Snoop Dogg and he is also planning to 
do more nudes and faces. 

Pearce attended the Faculty Chamber Music Concert on Sunday, 
Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Kwan Fong Gallery, and his artwork is currently on 

'The King' visits Thousand Oaks 

By Andrew Palmer 

On Saturday night, Raymond 
Michael dressed in the ever-so-famous 
sequined Elvis jumpsuit and delivered a 
mind-blowing performance to a crowd of 
about 1,600 people at the Thousand Oaks 
Civic Arts Plaza. 

This was the 13th annual Tribute to 
Elvis Concert put on by Michael to benefit 
California Lutheran University. It is the 
largest event put on by alumni every year. 

The proceeds went to two scholar- 
ships at CaliforniaLutheran University: 
The Raymond Michael Hebel Performing 
Arts scholarship and the CLU Alumni 
Association Scholarship. 

"We're very fortunate to have a 
scholarship available because of Mr. 
Michael's abilities," said Jennifer 
Marsteen. class of 1994 and chief organiz- 
er of the event. 

Behind Michael was a 24-piece band 
and seven back-up singers, many of whom 
are CLU alumni. They come together once 
a year to put on this concert. The musi- 
cians made every tune rich and emphatic 
with sound. 

During the three-hour-show, Michael 

performed some of the greatest Elvis 
Presley hits including, "Jailhouse Rock," 
"Blue Suede Shoes," and "Viva 
LasVegas." He also invited his son, 
Raymond Hebel II, to peform the classic 
hit, "Heartbreak Hotel," which got the 
crowd roaring. 

In addition to all the hip gyrations 
and crazy hand movements, reminiscent of 
Elvis, Michael's jumpsuits were exact 
replicas of the ones worn by "The King." 
They were made by Gene Doncette, maker 
of all the original Elvis jumpsuits. The 
suits were tight-fitting and decorated beau- 
tifully with sequins all over and bell-bot- 
tomed legs. The ones Michael was not 
wearing in the show were displayed in the 
lobby along with pictures of Elvis wearing 

One of the highlights of the show 
was the vital role the audience played. All 
the women swooned at Michael's panache 
and some lucky ladies got to take home 
one of the many colorful scarves Michael 
wore. The gentlemen were not neglected 
either. Michael invited a few men to join 
him on-stage to sing duets with him. 

"The show was awesome and the 
participation of the audience really made, a 
difference," said Patty Phelps, one lucky 
woman to gain a turquoise scarf. 

"The best part of the show was when 
the curtain rose, and you heard the infa- 
mous 'ba-da-baa, ba-da-bu.' Your heart 
starts to palpitate and you feel like you're 
in the presence of Elvis," commented John 
Pauley, an enthusiastic con- 

Raymond Michael start- 
ed his fame and glory back in 
February of 1972 at CLU. A 
hypnotist by the name of 
George Sharp came to the 
campus to do a show for the 
students. He hypnotized 
Michael to sing "Blue Suede 
Shoes," which got an unbe- 
lievable reaction from the 
crowd. With the help of drama 
professor Don Haskell (who at 
the time did lighting for shows 
in Las Vegas) and the musical 
arrangements of student 
Marshall Bowen, Michael 
started to tour. 

For the past 28 years, 
Michael's impersonation has 
taken him all over theworld. 
He has toured the U.S., 
Canada, Australia, and the 
South Pacific. When asked 
what his favorite aspect of the 

whole routine is, he said, "I love to enter- 

"I hope to see more support every 
year for this event. It's a fun night out," 
commented Marsteen. 

Photograph courtesy of 

JANUARY 31, 2001 


The Echo 6 

Faculty play for the masses 

By Peter Kaplan 


"There really is nothing to say," clar- 
inetist Daniel Geeting exclaimed to his 
fully attentive audience before one of the 
performers' fihal pieces, "except what 
we're going to attempt to say in this next 
piece." Indeed, the only signs of under- 
standing or appreciation that could be 
shown after the Faculty Chamber Music 
Concert on Jan. 28 was a thunderous 
applause that echoed loudly throughout 
the Kwan Fong Gallery on that brisk after- 
noon. The crowd came expecting excel- 
lence, and they were not disappointed. 

The performance began when the 
quintet, which consisted of a clarinet, two 
violins, a cello and a viola, began their ren- 
dition of 'Quintet in B-Flat Major, Opus 
34'. Surprisingly, it proved to be one of the 
most diverse and entertaining pieces per- 
formed that day. It had a very consistent, 
smooth sound to it, which allowed the lis- 
tener a little insight into how much time 
and effort had gone into it. As the pace of 
the work quickened and slowed down, 
many members of the audience could be 
seen tapping their feet in time with the 
music, Or simply leaning back in their 
seats to take in the sights of the many 
beautiful pictures hanging on the walls, as 
well as the melodic sounds that surround- 
ed them. 

The performers themselves looked 
very relaxed, and even smiled on occasion 
as they glanced away from their music 

books on to the other four performers next 
to them. 

Next, the group performed a shorter 
piece that was originally composed by 
internationally known clarinetist Artie 
Shaw, simply called 'Quintet'. 
Beforehand, however, Dr. Geeting 
informed his listeners that this piece was 
quite a departure from the usual type of 
jazz that made Shaw so well known among 
the media, who referred to Artie, as 
Geeting so bluntly put it, as a "gum chew- 
ing idiot." 

Without question, the work incorpo- 
rated various elements of popular jazz, 
although it was not a dominating factor 

Before a short break allowing the 
guests to browse through the art within the 
gallery, the quintet played one more piece 
entitled 'Rendezvous' by Alan Shulman. 
Although the tone seemed very melan- 
choly to begin with, it gradually pro- 
gressed into a work that was up-tempo, 
and gave each performer a chance to have 
their moment in the sun. 

When the performers regrouped, they 
continued with a lengthier work, once 
again by Johannes Brahms, titled 'Quintet 
For Clarinet, Opus 115'. As expected, it 
took much effort on the musicians' parts to 
bring justice to such a complicated effort, 
and may have been the one point where 
few mistakes could be heard. Still, indi- 
viduals maintained their composure, and 
ended with such bravado that applause 
continued for what seemed like ten min- 

Photograph by Chrystal Garland 

(Left to right) Daniel Geeting